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Tornado Watch 255
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WW0255 Radar
Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood Moderate Moderate
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
Moderate Moderate
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
High Moderate

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   SEL5

   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   TORNADO WATCH NUMBER 255
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   545 PM CDT SAT JUN 7 2014

   THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A

   * TORNADO WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF 
     THE TEXAS SOUTH PLAINS AND SOUTHERN PARTS OF THE TEXAS PANHANDLE

   * EFFECTIVE THIS SATURDAY AFTERNOON AND SUNDAY MORNING FROM 545
     PM UNTIL 100 AM CDT.

   * PRIMARY THREATS INCLUDE...
     A FEW TORNADOES AND A COUPLE INTENSE TORNADOES POSSIBLE
     SCATTERED LARGE HAIL LIKELY WITH ISOLATED VERY LARGE HAIL EVENTS
       TO 3.5 INCHES IN DIAMETER POSSIBLE
     SCATTERED DAMAGING WINDS AND ISOLATED SIGNIFICANT GUSTS TO 75
       MPH POSSIBLE

   THE TORNADO WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 80 STATUTE
   MILES NORTH AND SOUTH OF A LINE FROM 80 MILES WEST NORTHWEST OF
   PLAINVIEW TEXAS TO 25 MILES SOUTHEAST OF CHILDRESS TEXAS.  FOR A
   COMPLETE DEPICTION OF THE WATCH SEE THE ASSOCIATED WATCH OUTLINE
   UPDATE (WOUS64 KWNS WOU5).

   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...WW 254...

   DISCUSSION...SCTD TSTMS/SUPERCELLS EXPECTED TO FORM INVOF STALLED
   WNW-ESE OUTFLOW BOUNDARIES ACROSS W CNTRL TX THROUGH THIS EVE...WITH
   ADDITIONAL STORMS EXPECTED TO MOVE INTO REGION FROM ERN NM.
   COMBINATION OF MODEST LARGE-SCALE FORCING FOR ASCENT WITH STEEP
   MID-LVL LAPSE RATES...MOISTURE-RICH ESE SFC FLOW...AND 35 KT WSWLY
   500 MB FLOW SUGGESTS POTENTIAL FOR A FEW LONG-LIVED SUPERCELLS WITH
   A POTENTIAL FOR VERY LARGE HAIL...TORNADOES...AND DMGG WIND.

   AVIATION...TORNADOES AND A FEW SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WITH HAIL
   SURFACE AND ALOFT TO 3.5 INCHES. EXTREME TURBULENCE AND SURFACE
   WIND GUSTS TO 65 KNOTS. A FEW CUMULONIMBI WITH MAXIMUM TOPS TO
   550. MEAN STORM MOTION VECTOR 29025.


   ...CORFIDI
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