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Severe Thunderstorm Watch 226
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WW0226 Radar
Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood Low Low
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
Moderate Low
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
Moderate Moderate

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   SEL6

   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   Severe Thunderstorm Watch Number 226
   NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
   730 PM CDT Tue May 16 2017

   The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

   * Severe Thunderstorm Watch for portions of 
     West/west-central Texas

   * Effective this Tuesday night and Wednesday morning from 730 PM
     until 300 AM CDT.

   * Primary threats include...
     Scattered large hail and isolated very large hail events to 2.5
       inches in diameter possible
     Isolated damaging wind gusts to 70 mph possible
     A tornado or two possible

   SUMMARY...The potential for supercells will continue to increase
   into the Texas low rolling Plains this evening, including risks for
   large hail and possibly a tornado or two. Additional storms should
   increase across far west/southwest Texas this evening, with these
   storms increasing and developing eastward into the overnight with
   mainly hail and damaging winds risks.

   The severe thunderstorm watch area is approximately along and 65
   statute miles east and west of a line from 75 miles north northwest
   of Abilene TX to 35 miles east southeast of Dryden TX. For a
   complete depiction of the watch see the associated watch outline
   update (WOUS64 KWNS WOU6).

   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 220...WW 221...WW
   222...WW 223...WW 224...WW 225...

   AVIATION...A few severe thunderstorms with hail surface and aloft to
   2.5 inches. Extreme turbulence and surface wind gusts to 60 knots. A
   few cumulonimbi with maximum tops to 550. Mean storm motion vector
   23025.

   ...Guyer
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