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Tornado Watch 254
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WW0254 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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   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   TORNADO WATCH NUMBER 254
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   415 PM MDT SAT JUN 7 2014

   THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A

   * TORNADO WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF 
     EASTERN NEW MEXICO

   * EFFECTIVE THIS SATURDAY AFTERNOON FROM 415 PM UNTIL MIDNIGHT
     MDT.

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

   THE TORNADO WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 75 STATUTE
   MILES EAST AND WEST OF A LINE FROM 60 MILES NORTH NORTHEAST OF
   LAS VEGAS NEW MEXICO TO 70 MILES EAST OF RUIDOSO NEW MEXICO.  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 252...WW 253...

   DISCUSSION...TSTMS FORMING IN RESPONSE TO SFC HEATING AND UPSLOPE
   FLOW OVER THE HIGHER TERRAIN OF CNTRL/ERN NM EXPECTED TO
   MOVE/DEVELOP GENERALLY ESE GIVEN MODERATE WLY FLOW ALOFT AND LOW-LVL
   THETA-E GRADIENT PARALLELING WNW-ESE ORIENTED STALLED OUTFLOW
   BOUNDARY. GIVEN WEAK LARGE-SCALE FORCING FOR ASCENT AND MOIST
   LOW-LVL ENVIRONMENT...SETUP COULD YIELD A FEW SUPERCELLS WITH
   TORNADOES IN ADDITION TO LARGE HAIL/LOCALLY DMGG WIND.

   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
   500. MEAN STORM MOTION VECTOR 29025.


   ...CORFIDI
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