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Tornado Watch 181
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Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood Moderate Low
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
Moderate Low
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
High Moderate

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   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   TORNADO WATCH NUMBER 181
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   145 PM CDT SAT MAY 24 2014

   THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A

   * TORNADO WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF 
     SOUTHEAST NEW MEXICO
     WESTERN AND SOUTHWEST TEXAS

   * EFFECTIVE THIS SATURDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING FROM 145 PM UNTIL
     1000 PM CDT.

   * PRIMARY THREATS INCLUDE...
     A FEW TORNADOES POSSIBLE
     WIDESPREAD LARGE HAIL AND ISOLATED VERY LARGE HAIL EVENTS TO 3.5
       INCHES IN DIAMETER LIKELY
     SCATTERED DAMAGING WIND GUSTS TO 70 MPH POSSIBLE

   THE TORNADO WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 95 STATUTE
   MILES EAST AND WEST OF A LINE FROM 20 MILES NORTH NORTHEAST OF
   HOBBS NEW MEXICO TO 50 MILES EAST SOUTHEAST OF DRYDEN TEXAS.  FOR
   A COMPLETE DEPICTION OF THE WATCH SEE THE ASSOCIATED WATCH
   OUTLINE UPDATE (WOUS64 KWNS WOU1).

   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.

   &&

   DISCUSSION...TSTMS EXPECTED TO INCREASE IN COVERAGE/STRENGTH THROUGH
   MID-EVE OVER MUCH OF SW TX AND POSSIBLY ADJACENT SE NM...ESPECIALLY
   ALONG STALLING WSW-ENE OUTFLOW BOUNDARY LEFT BY MORNING MCS...AND
   ALONG/E OF TERRAIN-INDUCED CONFLUENCE AXIS W OF THE PECOS. LOW-LVL
   MOISTURE INFLOW WILL CONTINUE AHEAD OF VORT LOBE MOVING THROUGH SE
   SIDE OF AZ UPR LOW. ASSOCIATED STRENGTHENING OF DEEP SHEAR AND
   DEGREE OF BUOYANCY SUGGEST THE POTENTIAL FOR A FEW DISCRETE OR
   SEMI-DISCRETE SUPERCELLS WITH VERY LARGE HAIL/LOCALLY DMGG WIND.
   DEVELOPING SLY LLJ MAY POSE AN INCREASING TORNADO RISK THIS EVE. IN
   THE MEANTIME...ANY TORNADO THREAT SHOULD FOCUS NEAR STALLING OUTFLOW
   BOUNDARY OVER THE TRANS-PECOS AND WRN PERMIAN BASIN REGIONS.

   AVIATION...TORNADOES AND A FEW SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WITH HAIL
   SURFACE AND ALOFT TO 3.5 INCHES. EXTREME TURBULENCE AND SURFACE
   WIND GUSTS TO 60 KNOTS. A FEW CUMULONIMBI WITH MAXIMUM TOPS TO
   550. MEAN STORM MOTION VECTOR 25025.


   ...CORFIDI
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