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Tornado Watch 196
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WW0196 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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   SEL6

   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   TORNADO WATCH NUMBER 196
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   300 PM CDT SAT MAY 23 2015

   THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A

   * TORNADO WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF 
     PORTIONS OF WESTERN AND CENTRAL TEXAS INCLUDING THE MIDDLE RIO
   GRANDE VALLEY

   * EFFECTIVE THIS SATURDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING FROM 300 PM UNTIL
     900 PM CDT.

   * PRIMARY THREATS INCLUDE...
     A COUPLE TORNADOES POSSIBLE
     ISOLATED VERY LARGE HAIL EVENTS TO 2 INCHES IN DIAMETER POSSIBLE
     ISOLATED DAMAGING WIND GUSTS TO 65 MPH POSSIBLE

   SUMMARY...THUNDERSTORMS CONTINUE TO GRADUALLY INCREASE ACROSS
   PORTIONS OF WESTERN AND CENTRAL TEXAS AND ADJACENT NORTHERN
   MEXICO...WITH SEVERE RISK INCREASING ACROSS THIS AREA.  LARGE HAIL
   AND DAMAGING WINDS WILL BE POSSIBLE...ALONG WITH A COUPLE OF
   TORNADOES INTO THE EVENING HOURS.

   THE TORNADO WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 120 STATUTE
   MILES EAST AND WEST OF A LINE FROM 70 MILES NORTH NORTHEAST OF
   BIG SPRING TEXAS TO 60 MILES SOUTH OF DRYDEN TEXAS.  FOR A
   COMPLETE DEPICTION OF THE WATCH SEE THE ASSOCIATED WATCH OUTLINE
   UPDATE (WOUS64 KWNS WOU6).

   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 194...WW 195...

   AVIATION...TORNADOES AND A FEW SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WITH HAIL
   SURFACE AND ALOFT TO 2 INCHES. EXTREME TURBULENCE AND SURFACE
   WIND GUSTS TO 55 KNOTS. A FEW CUMULONIMBI WITH MAXIMUM TOPS TO
   500. MEAN STORM MOTION VECTOR 23030.


   ...GOSS
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