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Severe Thunderstorm Watch 289
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Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood Low Very Low
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
Moderate Low
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
Low Low

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   SEL9

   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH NUMBER 289
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   1145 PM CDT THU JUN 12 2014

   THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A

   * SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF 
     SOUTH CENTRAL TEXAS

   * EFFECTIVE THIS THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY MORNING FROM 1145 PM
     UNTIL 400 AM CDT.

   * PRIMARY THREATS INCLUDE...
     ISOLATED DAMAGING WIND GUSTS TO 70 MPH POSSIBLE
     ISOLATED LARGE HAIL EVENTS TO 1.5 INCHES IN DIAMETER POSSIBLE

   THE SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 45
   STATUTE MILES NORTH AND SOUTH OF A LINE FROM 40 MILES WEST OF
   COTULLA TEXAS TO 15 MILES NORTH NORTHEAST OF VICTORIA TEXAS.  FOR
   A COMPLETE DEPICTION OF THE WATCH SEE THE ASSOCIATED WATCH
   OUTLINE UPDATE (WOUS64 KWNS WOU9).

   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.

   &&

   OTHER WATCH INFORMATION...CONTINUE...WW 288...

   DISCUSSION...SOME INCREASE IN CONVECTION HAS BEEN NOTED IN THE PAST
   HOUR ALONG THE LEADING EDGE OF THE COLD POOL SURGING SEWD PAST THE
   SAN ANTONIO AREA...INTO A ZONE OF MID 70S DEWPOINTS AND MODERATE
   INSTABILITY EXTENDING SEWD TOWARD THE MIDDLE TX COAST.  THOUGH CAP
   STRENGTH WILL INCREASE OVERNIGHT...LIFT ALONG THE GUST FRONT COULD
   MAINTAIN THE MCS WITH A RISK FOR AT LEAST ISOLATED DAMAGING WINDS
   AND LARGE HAIL FOR A FEW MORE HOURS.

   AVIATION...A FEW SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WITH HAIL SURFACE AND ALOFT
   TO 1.5 INCHES. EXTREME TURBULENCE AND SURFACE WIND GUSTS TO 60
   KNOTS. A FEW CUMULONIMBI WITH MAXIMUM TOPS TO 550. MEAN STORM
   MOTION VECTOR 32030.


   ...THOMPSON
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