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Severe Thunderstorm Watch 96
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WW0096 Radar
Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood Low Very Low
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
Moderate Low
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
Moderate Moderate

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   SEL6

   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH NUMBER 96
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   1145 PM CDT SAT APR 16 2016

   THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A

   * SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF 
     WEST-CENTRAL TO NORTHWEST TEXAS

   * EFFECTIVE THIS SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY MORNING FROM 1145 PM
     UNTIL 700 AM CDT.

   * PRIMARY THREATS INCLUDE...
     ISOLATED VERY LARGE HAIL EVENTS TO 2 INCHES IN DIAMETER POSSIBLE
     ISOLATED DAMAGING WIND GUSTS TO 70 MPH POSSIBLE
     A TORNADO OR TWO POSSIBLE

   SUMMARY...A BAND OF THUNDERSTORMS...INITIALLY OVER THE WESTERN PART
   OF THIS WATCH...IS EXPECTED TO SHIFT EASTWARD OVERNIGHT WITH THE
   POTENTIAL FOR DAMAGING GUSTS AND OCCASIONAL HAIL.  THAT ACTIVITY
   EVENTUALLY SHOULD CATCH UP WITH INITIALLY SEPARATE STORMS OVER
   WESTERN NORTH TEXAS...THE LATTER WHICH MAY PRODUCE ISOLATED SEVERE
   WEATHER UNTIL THEN.

   THE SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 65
   STATUTE MILES EAST AND WEST OF A LINE FROM 50 MILES WEST OF
   JUNCTION TEXAS TO 50 MILES NORTH NORTHWEST OF MINERAL WELLS
   TEXAS.  FOR A COMPLETE DEPICTION OF THE WATCH SEE THE ASSOCIATED
   WATCH OUTLINE UPDATE (WOUS64 KWNS WOU6).

   PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

   REMEMBER...A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH MEANS CONDITIONS ARE
   FAVORABLE FOR SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS IN AND CLOSE TO THE WATCH
   AREA. PERSONS IN THESE AREAS SHOULD BE ON THE LOOKOUT FOR
   THREATENING WEATHER CONDITIONS AND LISTEN FOR LATER STATEMENTS
   AND POSSIBLE WARNINGS. SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS CAN AND OCCASIONALLY
   DO PRODUCE TORNADOES.

   &&

   OTHER WATCH INFORMATION...THIS SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH REPLACES
   TORNADO WATCH NUMBER 94. WATCH NUMBER 94 WILL NOT BE IN EFFECT
   AFTER 1145 PM CDT. CONTINUE...WW 95...

   AVIATION...A FEW SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WITH HAIL SURFACE AND ALOFT
   TO 2 INCHES. EXTREME TURBULENCE AND SURFACE WIND GUSTS TO 60
   KNOTS. A FEW CUMULONIMBI WITH MAXIMUM TOPS TO 550. MEAN STORM
   MOTION VECTOR 23025.


   ...EDWARDS
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