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Tornado Watch 185
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Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood Moderate Low
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
Moderate Moderate
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
High Moderate

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   SEL5

   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   TORNADO WATCH NUMBER 185
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   155 PM CDT SUN MAY 25 2014

   THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A

   * TORNADO WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF 
     SOUTHWEST AND SOUTH CENTRAL TEXAS

   * EFFECTIVE THIS SUNDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING FROM 155 PM UNTIL
     1000 PM CDT.

   * PRIMARY THREATS INCLUDE...
     A FEW TORNADOES POSSIBLE
     WIDESPREAD LARGE HAIL LIKELY WITH ISOLATED VERY LARGE HAIL
       EVENTS TO 3 INCHES IN DIAMETER POSSIBLE
     ISOLATED SIGNIFICANT DAMAGING WIND GUSTS TO 75 MPH POSSIBLE

   THE TORNADO WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 75 STATUTE
   MILES NORTH AND SOUTH OF A LINE FROM 65 MILES WEST OF DRYDEN
   TEXAS TO 60 MILES SOUTHEAST OF BROWNWOOD TEXAS.  FOR A COMPLETE
   DEPICTION OF THE WATCH SEE THE ASSOCIATED WATCH OUTLINE UPDATE
   (WOUS64 KWNS WOU5).

   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...SUPERCELLS WITH VERY LARGE HAIL AND POSSIBLE TORNADOES
   EXPECTED TO DEVELOP/INCREASE ALONG STALLING OUTFLOW BOUNDARY
   EXTENDING FROM NEAR THE BIG BEND ENE INTO THE WRN HILL COUNTRY...AND
   OVER THE ERN SLOPES OF THE MOUNTAINS OF SW TX AND S OF THE TX BIG
   BEND. DEVELOPMENT WILL BE FOSTERED BY SFC HEATING....CONTINUED
   INFLOW OF MOIST SELY LOW-LVL FLOW...AND POSSIBLY BY ASCENT
   ASSOCIATED WITH APPROACHING UPR TROUGH. OTHER STORMS WITH A
   POTENTIAL FOR BRIEF TORNADOES MAY ARISE IN MOIST/CONFLUENT LOW-LVL
   FLOW OVER SRN PARTS OF THE HILL COUNTRY...AND INVOF SMALL MCS/LEWP
   STRUCTURE NOW OVER THE CONCHO VLY AS THAT SYSTEM CONTINUES GENERALLY
   ENEWD.

   AVIATION...TORNADOES AND A FEW SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WITH HAIL
   SURFACE AND ALOFT TO 3 INCHES. EXTREME TURBULENCE AND SURFACE
   WIND GUSTS TO 65 KNOTS. A FEW CUMULONIMBI WITH MAXIMUM TOPS TO
   550. MEAN STORM MOTION VECTOR 24030.


   ...CORFIDI
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