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Severe Thunderstorm Watch 182
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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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   SEL2

   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH NUMBER 182...RESENT
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   130 PM MDT SAT MAY 24 2014

   THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A

   * SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF 
     EASTERN NEW MEXICO

   * EFFECTIVE THIS SATURDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING FROM 130 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

   THE SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 60
   STATUTE MILES EAST AND WEST OF A LINE FROM 20 MILES NORTH OF
   RATON NEW MEXICO TO 35 MILES SOUTHEAST OF ROSWELL NEW MEXICO. 
   FOR A COMPLETE DEPICTION OF THE WATCH SEE THE ASSOCIATED WATCH
   OUTLINE UPDATE (WOUS64 KWNS WOU2).

   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 181...

   DISCUSSION...TSTMS EXPECTED TO INCREASE IN COVERAGE OVER ERN NM THIS
   AFTN AND EVE AS SFC HEATING AND ASCENT WITH VORT LOBE ROTATING
   AROUND AZ UPR LOW FURTHER DESTABILIZE REGION. ASSOCIATED
   STRENGTHENING OF DEEP SHEAR SUGGESTS POTENTIAL FOR A FEW SUPERCELLS
   WITH LARGE HAIL AND LOCALLY DMGG WIND...WITH THE ACTIVITY LIKELY
   MERGING INTO BROKEN SSW-NNE BANDS.

   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 21030.


   ...CORFIDI
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