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Tornado Watch 234
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WW0234 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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   SEL4

   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   TORNADO WATCH NUMBER 234
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   1245 PM CDT THU MAY 28 2015

   THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A

   * TORNADO WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF 
     SOUTHEASTERN NEW MEXICO
     PORTIONS OF THE WRN HALF OF TEXAS

   * EFFECTIVE THIS THURSDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING FROM 1245 PM
     UNTIL 800 PM CDT.

   * PRIMARY THREATS INCLUDE...
     A FEW TORNADOES POSSIBLE
     SCATTERED LARGE HAIL AND ISOLATED VERY LARGE HAIL EVENTS TO 3
       INCHES IN DIAMETER POSSIBLE
     ISOLATED DAMAGING WIND GUSTS TO 70 MPH POSSIBLE

   SUMMARY...THUNDERSTORMS ARE FORECAST TO INCREASE IN BOTH COVERAGE
   AND INTENSITY OVER THE NEXT FEW HOURS ACROSS THE WATCH AREA...WITH
   INITIAL/MORE ISOLATED CONVECTION POTENTIALLY GROWING UPSCALE INTO
   ONE OR MORE CLUSTERS/LINES WITH TIME.  VERY LARGE HAIL IS EXPECTED
   ALONG WITH THE POTENTIAL FOR A FEW TORNADOES.  LOCALLY DAMAGING
   WINDS ARE ALSO EXPECTED...WITH MORE WIDESPREAD WIND RISK POTENTIALLY
   EVOLVING IF STORMS INDEED CONGEAL INTO A MORE LINEAR/BOWING
   STRUCTURE.

   THE TORNADO WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 115 STATUTE
   MILES EAST AND WEST OF A LINE FROM 45 MILES EAST NORTHEAST OF
   LUBBOCK TEXAS TO 50 MILES WEST SOUTHWEST OF DRYDEN TEXAS.  FOR A
   COMPLETE DEPICTION OF THE WATCH SEE THE ASSOCIATED WATCH OUTLINE
   UPDATE (WOUS64 KWNS WOU4).

   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 233...

   AVIATION...TORNADOES AND A FEW SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WITH HAIL
   SURFACE AND ALOFT TO 3 INCHES. EXTREME TURBULENCE AND SURFACE
   WIND GUSTS TO 60 KNOTS. A FEW CUMULONIMBI WITH MAXIMUM TOPS TO
   600. MEAN STORM MOTION VECTOR 26025.


   ...GOSS
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