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Severe Thunderstorm Watch 255
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Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood Low Very Low
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
Moderate Low
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
Moderate Moderate

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   SEL5

   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   Severe Thunderstorm Watch Number 255
   NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
   100 PM MDT Mon May 22 2017

   The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

   * Severe Thunderstorm Watch for portions of 
     East Central and Southeast New Mexico
     West Texas

   * Effective this Monday afternoon and evening from 100 PM until
     800 PM MDT.

   * Primary threats include...
     Scattered large hail and isolated very large hail events to 2
       inches in diameter possible
     Scattered damaging wind gusts to 70 mph possible

   SUMMARY...Thunderstorms are developing over the higher terrain of
   eastern new Mexico within the low-level moisture axis.  The storms
   are likely to intensify as they move east-southeastward this
   afternoon with stronger storms capable of producing large hail and
   damaging winds.

   The severe thunderstorm watch area is approximately along and 75
   statute miles east and west of a line from 55 miles north of Cannon
   Afb NM to 40 miles south southwest of Hobbs NM. For a complete
   depiction of the watch see the associated watch outline update
   (WOUS64 KWNS WOU5).

   PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

   REMEMBER...A Severe Thunderstorm Watch means conditions are
   favorable for 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. Severe thunderstorms can and occasionally do produce
   tornadoes.

   &&

   AVIATION...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
   28030.

   ...Weiss
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