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Tornado Watch 177
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WW0177 Radar
Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood Moderate Low
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
Moderate Low
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
Moderate Moderate

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   SEL7

   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   TORNADO WATCH NUMBER 177
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   600 PM CDT MON MAY 16 2016

   THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A

   * TORNADO WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF 
     NORTHWEST AND NORTH CENTRAL TEXAS PANHANDLE

   * EFFECTIVE THIS MONDAY EVENING FROM 600 PM UNTIL 1000 PM CDT.

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

   SUMMARY...CLUSTERS OF SUPERCELLS WILL CONTINUE TO MOVE SOUTHEASTWARD
   INTO AN ENVIRONMENT SUPPORTIVE OF LOW-LEVEL STORM ROTATION AND AN
   ATTENDANT TORNADO RISK.  LARGE HAIL AND DAMAGING GUSTS WILL ALSO BE
   POSSIBLE AS THE STORMS PERSIST THROUGH LATE EVENING.

   THE TORNADO WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 30 STATUTE
   MILES NORTH AND SOUTH OF A LINE FROM 10 MILES WEST NORTHWEST OF
   DALHART TEXAS TO 30 MILES NORTHEAST OF BORGER TEXAS.  FOR A
   COMPLETE DEPICTION OF THE WATCH SEE THE ASSOCIATED WATCH OUTLINE
   UPDATE (WOUS64 KWNS WOU7).

   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.

   &&

   OTHER WATCH INFORMATION...CONTINUE...WW 176...

   AVIATION...TORNADOES AND 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
   500. MEAN STORM MOTION VECTOR 30025.


   ...THOMPSON
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