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Tornado Watch 288
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WW0288 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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   SEL8

   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   TORNADO WATCH NUMBER 288
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   405 PM CDT THU JUN 12 2014

   THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A

   * TORNADO WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF 
     WEST-CENTRAL AND CENTRAL TEXAS

   * EFFECTIVE THIS THURSDAY AFTERNOON FROM 405 PM UNTIL MIDNIGHT
     CDT.

   * PRIMARY THREATS INCLUDE...
     A FEW TORNADOES POSSIBLE
     SCATTERED LARGE HAIL LIKELY WITH ISOLATED VERY LARGE HAIL EVENTS
       TO 2.5 INCHES IN DIAMETER POSSIBLE
     SCATTERED DAMAGING WIND GUSTS TO 70 MPH POSSIBLE

   THE TORNADO WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 100 STATUTE
   MILES NORTH AND SOUTH OF A LINE FROM 15 MILES WEST NORTHWEST OF
   SAN ANGELO TEXAS TO 50 MILES EAST SOUTHEAST OF TEMPLE TEXAS.  FOR
   A COMPLETE DEPICTION OF THE WATCH SEE THE ASSOCIATED WATCH
   OUTLINE UPDATE (WOUS64 KWNS WOU8).

   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.

   &&

   DISCUSSION...A VERY UNSTABLE AIR MASS EXISTS ACROSS THE MAJORITY OF
   WEST-CENTRAL/CENTRAL TX LATE THIS AFTERNOON...AHEAD OF A WEAK
   SHORTWAVE TROUGH/SPEED MAX MOVING SOUTHEASTWARD TOWARD THE REGION.
   IN THE PRESENCE OF 40+ KT EFFECTIVE SHEAR...INITIAL SUPERCELL
   DEVELOPMENT SEEMS PROBABLE WITH VERY LARGE HAIL AND A COUPLE OF
   TORNADOES POSSIBLE...PARTICULARLY IN VICINITY OF A PRIOR OUTFLOW
   BOUNDARY. INTO THIS EVENING...STORMS MAY MERGE INTO A SOUTHEASTWARD
   MOVING MCS ACROSS CENTRAL TX WITH SOME INCREASE IN DAMAGING WIND
   POTENTIAL.

   AVIATION...TORNADOES AND A FEW SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WITH HAIL
   SURFACE AND ALOFT TO 2.5 INCHES. EXTREME TURBULENCE AND SURFACE
   WIND GUSTS TO 60 KNOTS. A FEW CUMULONIMBI WITH MAXIMUM TOPS TO
   500. MEAN STORM MOTION VECTOR 30025.


   ...GUYER
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