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   Mesoscale Discussion 0850
   NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
   0915 PM CDT Tue May 23 2023

   Areas affected...northwest Texas

   Concerning...Severe Thunderstorm Watch 234...

   Valid 240215Z - 240415Z

   The severe weather threat for Severe Thunderstorm Watch 234

   SUMMARY...Damaging-wind and large-hail threat continues within
   WW234. Damaging wind threat increasing.

   DISCUSSION...Recent radar imagery depicts a bowing line of storms
   moving east-southeastward across portions of northwest Texas. Ahead
   of this line, a cluster of semi-discrete cells have been ongoing,
   with reports of hail up to 2 inches. A similar storm mode is ongoing
   across the southern fringe of the line, with reports of hail as
   large as 1.5-2 inches in the last hour. Expect the line to overtake
   remaining semi-discrete cells within the next hour. 

   Further radar analysis indicates a rear-inflow jet (around 60-70 kts
   at 4-5 kft as noted by KDYX) is becoming established north and west
   of Abilene. Potential for damaging winds is increasing as continued
   upscale growth and propagation along the cold pool continues. Gusts
   up to 70 mph will be likely (with isolated gusts up to 75 mph).

   ..Thornton/Edwards.. 05/24/2023

   ...Please see for graphic product...


   LAT...LON   31770118 31940159 32020177 32100191 32140202 32290202
               32270168 32330117 32470105 32840076 33350070 33670080
               33910124 34150110 34460054 34420007 34239936 34139912
               33839890 33639883 33279868 32959862 32599869 32359879
               32109889 31919908 31809926 31769948 31639971 31600003
               31570021 31580051 31610080 31690105 31770118 

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