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Tornado Watch 188
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WW0188 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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   SEL8

   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   TORNADO WATCH NUMBER 188
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   305 PM CDT MON MAY 26 2014

   THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A

   * TORNADO WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF 
     WESTERN AND SOUTHWEST TEXAS

   * EFFECTIVE THIS MONDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING FROM 305 PM UNTIL
     1100 PM CDT.

   * PRIMARY THREATS INCLUDE...
     A COUPLE TORNADOES POSSIBLE
     SCATTERED LARGE HAIL LIKELY WITH ISOLATED VERY LARGE HAIL EVENTS
       TO 2 INCHES IN DIAMETER POSSIBLE
     ISOLATED DAMAGING WIND GUSTS TO 70 MPH POSSIBLE

   THE TORNADO WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 70 STATUTE
   MILES EAST AND WEST OF A LINE FROM 55 MILES NORTHEAST OF LUBBOCK
   TEXAS TO 30 MILES WEST OF DEL RIO TEXAS.  FOR A COMPLETE
   DEPICTION OF THE WATCH SEE THE ASSOCIATED WATCH OUTLINE UPDATE
   (WOUS64 KWNS WOU8).

   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 187...

   DISCUSSION...TSTMS NOW FORMING ALONG OUTFLOW BOUNDARY SEGMENTS AND
   LEE TROUGH/DRY LINE IN W CNTRL AND SW TX RESPECTIVELY SHOULD
   INCREASE IN NUMBER AND STRENGTH AS SFC HEATING CONTINUES AHEAD OF
   MAIN VORT LOBE ASSOCIATED WITH PROGRESSIVE ERN NM UPR LOW. AMPLE
   DEEP SHEAR SHOULD EXIST FOR SUPERCELLS WITH SVR HAIL THROUGH THIS
   EVE...ESPECIALLY FROM THE SRN PART OF THE TX SOUTH PLNS TO THE BIG
   BEND REGION. WHILE LOW-LVL SHEAR SHOULD REMAIN MODEST...LIKELIHOOD
   FOR A FEW DISCRETE OR SEMI-DISCRETE STORMS AMIDST INCREASING DEEP
   SHEAR AND PERSISTENT...FAIRLY MOIST SELY LOW-LVL FLOW MAY FOSTER
   LOW-LVL MESOS AND A POTENTIAL FOR TORNADOES.

   AVIATION...TORNADOES AND 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 28020.


   ...CORFIDI
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