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Tornado Watch 243
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WW0243 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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   SEL3

   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   TORNADO WATCH NUMBER 243
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   345 PM CDT FRI JUN 6 2014

   THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A

   * TORNADO WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF 
     NORTHEAST NEW MEXICO
     THE OKLAHOMA PANHANDLE
     THE TEXAS PANHANDLE

   * EFFECTIVE THIS FRIDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING FROM 345 PM UNTIL
     1000 PM CDT.

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

   THE TORNADO WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 140 STATUTE
   MILES EAST AND WEST OF A LINE FROM 50 MILES NORTHEAST OF CLAYTON
   NEW MEXICO TO 55 MILES WEST SOUTHWEST OF AMARILLO TEXAS.  FOR A
   COMPLETE DEPICTION OF THE WATCH SEE THE ASSOCIATED WATCH OUTLINE
   UPDATE (WOUS64 KWNS WOU3).

   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 239...WW 240...WW
   241...WW 242...

   DISCUSSION...STRONG/SVR STORMS HAVE DEVELOPED OVER NERN NM WHERE
   SELY MOIST UPSLOPE WINDS HAVE ADVECTED 50F DEW POINTS INTO THE AREA.
    TO THE EAST...AN OUTFLOW BOUNDARY IS LIFTING NWD ACROSS THE TX
   PANHANDLE AND FAR NERN NM...ENHANCING BACKED LOW LEVEL
   WINDS/VERTICAL SHEAR PER 18Z AMA RAOB AND LATEST AMA VAD WIND
   PROFILE.  HRRR AND NSSL-WRF INDICATE STORMS WILL INCREASE IN
   COVERAGE OVER NERN NM AND SPREAD EWD ACROSS THE PANHANDLE AREA THIS
   EVENING WITH SUPERCELL POTENTIAL CONTINUING WITH A THREAT FOR A
   COUPLE OF TORNADOES AND LARGE HAIL.  ACTIVITY MAY EVENTUALLY GROW
   UPSCALE DURING THE EVENING AS IT MOVES EWD WITH INCREASING THREAT OF
   DAMAGING WIND GUSTS AFTER 00Z.

   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 26025.


   ...WEISS
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