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Severe Thunderstorm Watch 305
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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 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).

   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
   31025.

   ...Guyer
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