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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
Severe Thunderstorm Watch Number 305
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
220 PM MDT Tue Jun 6 2017
The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a
* Severe Thunderstorm Watch for portions of
Eastern New Mexico
* Effective this Tuesday afternoon and evening from 220 PM until
1000 PM MDT.
* Primary threats include...
Isolated very large hail events to 2 inches in diameter possible
Isolated damaging wind gusts to 70 mph possible
SUMMARY...Strong to severe thunderstorms will continue to develop
initially across east-central New Mexico near higher terrain, with
storms subsequently spreading south/southeastward through the late
afternoon and evening hours. Bouts of severe hail will initially be
possible this afternoon, but isolated damaging wind gusts could also
be a concern as storms cluster and move southeastward across
southeast New Mexico.
The severe thunderstorm watch area is approximately along and 60
statute miles east and west of a line from 50 miles northeast of Las
Vegas NM to 20 miles south southwest of Carlsbad NM. For a complete
depiction of the watch see the associated watch outline update
(WOUS64 KWNS WOU5).
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
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