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Mesoscale Discussion 880
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   Mesoscale Discussion 0880
   NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
   0953 PM CDT Fri May 26 2023

   Areas affected...much of eastern New Mexico...and southwest into
   west Texas

   Concerning...Tornado Watch 241...

   Valid 270253Z - 270500Z

   The severe weather threat for Tornado Watch 241 continues.

   SUMMARY...The threat for mainly large hail and localized wind damage
   is expected to persist from portions of eastern New Mexico into
   western Texas, and a new watch may be needed prior to 04Z. A brief
   tornado cannot be ruled out.

   DISCUSSION...Slow-moving, meandering storms persist over mainly two
   areas. The first is over east-central NM near western portions of an
   old outflow boundary. This area of convergence intersects an axis of
   instability extending north out of southwest TX. Gusty southeasterly
   surface winds are maintaining boundary-layer mixing, and helping to
   keep surface temperatures relatively warm, up to around 80 F.

   Another more active area has been over southwest TX, where numerous
   storms persist, some splitting. Recently, a storm or two has shown
   signs of hail over 2.00" diameter.

   Given the aforementioned boundary-layer mixing, and ample/deep
   moisture profiles, convective inhibition should remain low enough
   for storms to persist for several more hours. As such, a new watch
   will need to be considered for later tonight.

   ..Jewell.. 05/27/2023

   ...Please see for graphic product...


   LAT...LON   29760255 29700279 29640321 29910385 30360448 31040470
               32170474 33570484 34250524 34730527 34950487 35070403
               34960331 34740277 34450232 34290209 31970202 29760255 

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