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Tornado Watch 189
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Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood Moderate Low
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
Moderate Very Low
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
Low Very Low

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   SEL9

   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   TORNADO WATCH NUMBER 189
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   345 PM CDT MON MAY 26 2014

   THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A

   * TORNADO WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF 
     THE MIDDLE AND UPPER TEXAS GULF COASTAL PLAIN
     COASTAL WATERS

   * EFFECTIVE THIS MONDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING FROM 345 PM UNTIL
     900 PM CDT.

   * PRIMARY THREATS INCLUDE...
     A COUPLE TORNADOES POSSIBLE
     ISOLATED DAMAGING WIND GUSTS TO 70 MPH POSSIBLE
     ISOLATED LARGE HAIL EVENTS TO 1 INCH IN DIAMETER POSSIBLE

   THE TORNADO WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 35 STATUTE
   MILES EITHER SIDE OF A LINE FROM 25 MILES SOUTH SOUTHEAST OF
   BEEVILLE TEXAS TO 15 MILES NORTH NORTHWEST OF PORT ARTHUR TEXAS. 
   FOR A COMPLETE DEPICTION OF THE WATCH SEE THE ASSOCIATED WATCH
   OUTLINE UPDATE (WOUS64 KWNS WOU9).

   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...WW 188...

   DISCUSSION...LONG-LIVED...WEAKLY-ROTATING SUPERCELL ASSOCIATED WITH
   LOOSELY-ORGANIZED E TX MCS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE MOVING GENERALLY NE
   THROUGH THE HOUSTON AREA INTO SE TX. A SIMILAR STORM OR TWO ALSO
   COULD FORM FARTHER SW NEAR INFLECTION ALONG THE MCS OUTFLOW BOUNDARY
   IN THE AREA N OF CRP. MODEST SWLY DEEP SHEAR COUPLED WITH CONTINUED
   SFC HEATING OF VERY MOIST INFLOW AIR SUGGEST POTENTIAL FOR
   OCCASIONAL WET MICROBURSTS AND A COUPLE TORNADOES THROUGH EARLY
   TNGT.

   AVIATION...TORNADOES AND A FEW SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WITH HAIL
   SURFACE AND ALOFT TO 1 INCH. EXTREME TURBULENCE AND SURFACE WIND
   GUSTS TO 60 KNOTS. A FEW CUMULONIMBI WITH MAXIMUM TOPS TO 550.
   MEAN STORM MOTION VECTOR 24015.


   ...CORFIDI
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