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Severe Thunderstorm Watch 163
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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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   SEL3

   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH NUMBER 163
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   420 AM CDT MON MAY 11 2015

   THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A

   * SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF 
     SOUTH-CENTRAL AND SOUTHWEST TEXAS

   * EFFECTIVE THIS MONDAY MORNING FROM 420 AM UNTIL 1100 AM CDT.

   * PRIMARY THREATS INCLUDE...
     ISOLATED VERY LARGE HAIL EVENTS TO 2.5 INCHES IN DIAMETER
       POSSIBLE
     ISOLATED DAMAGING WIND GUSTS TO 70 MPH POSSIBLE
     A TORNADO OR TWO POSSIBLE

   SUMMARY...INITIALLY ISOLATED SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS OVER THE SOUTHERN
   EDWARDS PLATEAU REGION ARE EXPANDING IN COVERAGE AND MAY CONTINUE TO
   DO SO AS ACTIVITY MOVES INTO FAVORABLY UNSTABLE AIR MASS AHEAD OF A
   SLOW-MOVING COLD FRONT.  LARGE HAIL AND ISOLATED SEVERE GUSTS ARE
   EXPECTED FROM THE MOST INTENSE CELLS.

   THE SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 45
   STATUTE MILES EITHER SIDE OF A LINE FROM 110 MILES WEST OF HONDO
   TEXAS TO 45 MILES EAST OF AUSTIN TEXAS.  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.

   &&

   OTHER WATCH INFORMATION...CONTINUE...WW 162...

   AVIATION...A FEW SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WITH HAIL SURFACE AND ALOFT
   TO 2.5 INCHES. EXTREME TURBULENCE AND SURFACE WIND GUSTS TO 60
   KNOTS. A FEW CUMULONIMBI WITH MAXIMUM TOPS TO 550. MEAN STORM
   MOTION VECTOR 27025.


   ...EDWARDS
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