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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
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.