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Tornado Watch 246
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Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood Moderate Low
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
Moderate Low
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
Moderate Moderate

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   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   Tornado Watch Number 246
   NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
   1225 PM CDT Fri May 19 2017

   The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

   * Tornado Watch for portions of 
     parts of the Texas Big Country

   * Effective this Friday afternoon and evening from 1225 PM until
     800 PM CDT.

   * Primary threats include...
     A couple tornadoes possible
     Isolated very large hail events to 3 inches in diameter possible
     Isolated damaging wind gusts to 70 mph possible

   SUMMARY...Scattered intense thunderstorm development continues near
   and to the west through north of San Angelo.  Further
   intensification is likely through the remainder of the afternoon,
   with supercells possible capable of producing large hail and perhaps
   a couple of tornadoes.

   The tornado watch area is approximately along and 60 statute miles
   east and west of a line from 35 miles north northwest of Abilene TX
   to 25 miles southeast of San Angelo TX. 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.

   &&

   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 550. Mean
   storm motion vector 24035.

   ...Kerr
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