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Tornado Watch 142
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Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood Moderate Low
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
Moderate Moderate
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
High Moderate

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   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   TORNADO WATCH NUMBER 142
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   930 AM CDT FRI MAY 8 2015

   THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A

   * TORNADO WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF 
     EAST CENTRAL NEW MEXICO
     WEST CENTRAL TEXAS AND THE SOUTHERN TEXAS PANHANDLE

   * EFFECTIVE THIS FRIDAY MORNING AND AFTERNOON FROM 930 AM UNTIL
     500 PM CDT.

   * PRIMARY THREATS INCLUDE...
     A FEW TORNADOES POSSIBLE
     WIDESPREAD LARGE HAIL EXPECTED WITH ISOLATED VERY LARGE HAIL
       EVENTS TO 3.5 INCHES IN DIAMETER LIKELY
     ISOLATED SIGNIFICANT DAMAGING WIND GUSTS TO 75 MPH POSSIBLE

   SUMMARY...SCATTERED SUPERCELLS CAPABLE OF VERY LARGE HAIL...LOCALLY
   DAMAGING WIND AND...ESPECIALLY LATER THIS AFTERNOON...A FEW
   TORNADOES ARE EXPECTED IN WATCH AREA THROUGH THIS EVENING.  THE
   STORMS SHOULD MOVE/DEVELOP GENERALLY NORTHEAST WITH TIME...POSSIBLY
   ORGANIZING INTO ONE OR MORE SLOWLY-MOVING CLUSTERS.

   THE TORNADO WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 95 STATUTE
   MILES EAST AND WEST OF A LINE FROM 35 MILES NORTHWEST OF AMARILLO
   TEXAS TO 45 MILES EAST OF BIG SPRING TEXAS.  FOR A COMPLETE
   DEPICTION OF THE WATCH SEE THE ASSOCIATED WATCH OUTLINE UPDATE
   (WOUS64 KWNS WOU2).

   PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

   REMEMBER...A TORNADO WATCH MEANS CONDITIONS ARE FAVORABLE FOR
   TORNADOES AND 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.

   &&

   AVIATION...TORNADOES AND A FEW SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WITH HAIL
   SURFACE AND ALOFT TO 3.5 INCHES. EXTREME TURBULENCE AND SURFACE
   WIND GUSTS TO 65 KNOTS. A FEW CUMULONIMBI WITH MAXIMUM TOPS TO
   550. MEAN STORM MOTION VECTOR 24025.


   ...CORFIDI
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