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Severe Thunderstorm Watch 180
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Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood Low Very Low
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
Moderate Moderate
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
Moderate Moderate

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   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH NUMBER 180
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   400 PM MDT FRI MAY 23 2014

   THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A

   * SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF 
     EAST-CENTRAL AND SOUTHEAST NEW MEXICO
     SOUTHWEST TEXAS

   * EFFECTIVE THIS FRIDAY AFTERNOON FROM 400 PM UNTIL MIDNIGHT MDT.

   * PRIMARY THREATS INCLUDE...
     ISOLATED SIGNIFICANT DAMAGING WIND GUSTS TO 75 MPH POSSIBLE
     ISOLATED VERY LARGE HAIL EVENTS TO 2.5 INCHES IN DIAMETER
       POSSIBLE

   THE SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 90
   STATUTE MILES EAST AND WEST OF A LINE FROM 70 MILES NORTH
   NORTHEAST OF CORONA NEW MEXICO TO 30 MILES SOUTHWEST OF FORT
   STOCKTON TEXAS.  FOR A COMPLETE DEPICTION OF THE WATCH SEE THE
   ASSOCIATED WATCH OUTLINE UPDATE (WOUS64 KWNS WOU0).

   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 178...WW 179...

   DISCUSSION...SCATTERED SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS INCLUDING SOME
   SUPERCELLS WILL CONTINUE THROUGH THE EVENING ACROSS
   EAST-CENTRAL/SOUTHEAST NM AND SOUTHWEST TX. THIS SCENARIO IS
   SUPPORTED BY A RELATIVELY MOIST AIR MASS AS FAR WEST AS CENTRAL
   NM/FAR SOUTHWEST NM...WITH VERTICAL SHEAR/FORCING FOR ASCENT
   ENHANCED BY A GRADUALLY APPROACHING SHORTWAVE TROUGH/JET STREAK.

   AVIATION...A FEW SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WITH HAIL SURFACE AND ALOFT
   TO 2.5 INCHES. EXTREME TURBULENCE AND SURFACE WIND GUSTS TO 65
   KNOTS. A FEW CUMULONIMBI WITH MAXIMUM TOPS TO 500. MEAN STORM
   MOTION VECTOR 25025.


   ...GUYER
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