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Tornado Watch 263
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WW0263 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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   SEL3

   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   TORNADO WATCH NUMBER 263
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   200 PM MDT SUN JUN 8 2014

   THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A

   * TORNADO WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF 
     EASTERN NEW MEXICO
     WESTERN OKLAHOMA PANHANDLE
     WESTERN TEXAS PANHANDLE

   * EFFECTIVE THIS SUNDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING FROM 200 PM UNTIL
     1000 PM MDT.

   * PRIMARY THREATS INCLUDE...
     A FEW TORNADOES POSSIBLE
     SCATTERED LARGE HAIL AND ISOLATED VERY LARGE HAIL EVENTS TO 2
       INCHES IN DIAMETER POSSIBLE
     SCATTERED 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 40 MILES NORTH NORTHWEST OF
   CLAYTON NEW MEXICO TO 85 MILES SOUTHWEST OF CANNON AFB NEW
   MEXICO.  FOR A COMPLETE DEPICTION OF THE WATCH SEE THE ASSOCIATED
   WATCH OUTLINE UPDATE (WOUS64 KWNS WOU3).

   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 259...WW 260...WW
   261...WW 262...

   DISCUSSION...STORMS ARE EXPECTED TO CONTINUE DEVELOPING AND
   INTENSIFY OVER NERN AND EAST CENTRAL NM IN RESPONSE TO THE EWD
   MOVING SHORT WAVE TROUGH OVER WRN CO AND NWRN NM.  AMPLE MOISTURE
   REMAINS OVER ERN NM WITH SURFACE DEW POINTS IN THE 50S...AND STEEP
   MID-LEVEL LAPSE RATES IS ENHANCING INSTABILITY WITH SBCAPE TO 1500
   J/KG.  CLOUDS HAVE DIMINISHED ESPECIALLY OVER NERN NM WHICH WILL
   ALLOW FOR FURTHER DIABATIC HEATING/DESTABILIZATION WHERE STRONGEST
   LARGE SCALE ASCENT IS APPROACHING FROM THE WEST.  LARGE
   HAIL...DAMAGING WIND GUSTS AND A FEW TORNADOES WILL BE POSSIBLE WITH
   DISCRETE SUPERCELLS...WITH ACTIVITY POSSIBLY TRANSITIONING INTO
   EWD/SEWD MOVING LINEAR SEGMENTS LATER THIS EVENING.

   AVIATION...TORNADOES AND 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 27025.


   ...WEISS
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