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Severe Thunderstorm Watch 153
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Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood Low Very Low
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
Moderate Low
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
High Moderate

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   SEL3

   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   Severe Thunderstorm Watch Number 153
   NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
   1250 PM MDT Sun Jun 3 2018

   The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

   * Severe Thunderstorm Watch for portions of 
     New Mexico
     Far west Texas

   * Effective this Sunday afternoon and evening from 1250 PM until
     900 PM MDT.

   * Primary threats include...
     Scattered large hail likely with isolated very large hail events
       to 2 inches in diameter possible
     Scattered damaging wind gusts to 70 mph possible
     A tornado or two possible

   SUMMARY...A northeastward-moving upper-level system will provide
   ample shear and forcing for ascent, while relatively high moisture
   content exists across the region. This scenario will support an
   increasing coverage and intensity of storms this afternoon,
   including some supercells. Large hail is likely to be the common
   hazard, although severe-caliber winds may occur and even a tornado
   or two cannot be ruled out given the relatively moist environment.
   Storms may eventually form into a complex and spread eastward toward
   west Texas this evening.

   The severe thunderstorm watch area is approximately along and 100
   statute miles east and west of a line from 55 miles north of Cuba NM
   to 80 miles south of Guadalupe Pass TX. For a complete depiction of
   the watch see the associated watch outline update (WOUS64 KWNS
   WOU3).

   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
   25020.

   ...Guyer
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