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Severe Thunderstorm Watch 131
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   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH NUMBER 131
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   510 PM CDT THU APR 12 2007
   
   THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A
   SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF 
   
          SMALL PART OF EASTERN NEW MEXICO
          MUCH OF TEXAS PAN HANDLE
   
   EFFECTIVE THIS THURSDAY AFTERNOON FROM 510 PM UNTIL MIDNIGHT CDT.
   
   HAIL TO 2.5 INCHES IN DIAMETER...THUNDERSTORM WIND GUSTS TO 70
   MPH...AND DANGEROUS LIGHTNING ARE POSSIBLE IN THESE AREAS.
   
   THE SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 80
   STATUTE MILES EAST AND WEST OF A LINE FROM 30 MILES NORTH
   NORTHEAST OF DALHART TEXAS TO 50 MILES SOUTH SOUTHEAST OF LUBBOCK
   TEXAS.  FOR A COMPLETE DEPICTION OF THE WATCH SEE THE ASSOCIATED
   WATCH OUTLINE UPDATE (WOUS64 KWNS WOU1).
   
   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.
   
   DISCUSSION...MOISTURE WILL CONTINUE TO INCREASE NWD ACROSS WATCH
   AREA THRU THE EVENING ON STRONG SELY JET.  WITH VERY FAVORABLE DEEP
   SHEAR AND STEEP LAPSE RATES IN PLACE...THUNDERSTORMS SHOULD DEVELOP
   FROM W TO E ACROSS THE WATCH AREA.  PRIMARY THREAT WILL BE LARGE
   HAIL...PARTICULARLY WITH ANY SUPERCELL THAT DEVELOPS. DAMAGING
   DOWNBURSTS ALSO POSSIBLE GIVEN THE STEEP LAPSE RATES AND STRONG
   SHEAR PROFILES.
   
   AVIATION...A FEW SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WITH HAIL SURFACE AND ALOFT
   TO 2.5 INCHES. EXTREME TURBULENCE AND SURFACE WIND GUSTS TO 60
   KNOTS. A FEW CUMULONIMBI WITH MAXIMUM TOPS TO 450. MEAN STORM
   MOTION VECTOR 24030.
   
   
   ...HALES
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