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Severe Thunderstorm Watch 147
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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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   SEL7

   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH NUMBER 147
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   305 AM CDT SAT MAY 9 2015

   THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A

   * SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF 
     EASTERN NEW MEXICO
     PANHANDLE OF OKLAHOMA
     WEST TEXAS ...TEXAS SOUTH PLAINS...AND TEXAS PANHANDLE

   * EFFECTIVE THIS SATURDAY MORNING FROM 305 AM UNTIL 1100 AM CDT.

   * PRIMARY THREATS INCLUDE...
     SCATTERED LARGE HAIL AND 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...SEVERE-STORM THREAT WILL INCREASE THROUGH MIDMORNING
   ACROSS THIS AREA AS STORMS DEVELOP.  ACTIVITY SHOULD EXPAND
   NORTHWARD AND SOUTHWARD AS IT TRANSLATES NORTHEASTWARD...RESULTING
   IN NET FAN-SHAPED EXPANSION OF THREAT OVER WATCH AREA THIS MORNING. 
   LARGE HAIL AND ISOLATED DAMAGING WINDS ARE THE MAIN CONCERNS.  SEE
   SPC MESOSCALE DISCUSSION 559 FOR NEAR-TERM METEOROLOGICAL DETAILS.

   THE SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 95
   STATUTE MILES EAST AND WEST OF A LINE FROM 45 MILES WEST OF BIG
   SPRING TEXAS TO 20 MILES NORTHWEST OF GUYMON OKLAHOMA.  FOR A
   COMPLETE DEPICTION OF THE WATCH SEE THE ASSOCIATED WATCH OUTLINE
   UPDATE (WOUS64 KWNS WOU7).

   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.

   &&

   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 500. MEAN STORM
   MOTION VECTOR 23035.


   ...EDWARDS
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