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Tornado Watch 73
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WW0073 Radar
Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood Moderate Low
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
Low Low
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
Moderate Moderate

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   SEL3
   
   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   TORNADO WATCH NUMBER 73
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   410 PM CDT WED APR 21 2010
   
   THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A
   TORNADO WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF 
   
          THE SOUTHERN TEXAS PANHANDLE AND TEXAS SOUTH PLAINS
   
   EFFECTIVE THIS WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING FROM 410 PM UNTIL
   1100 PM CDT.
   
   TORNADOES...HAIL TO 2 INCHES IN DIAMETER...THUNDERSTORM WIND
   GUSTS TO 70 MPH...AND DANGEROUS LIGHTNING ARE POSSIBLE IN THESE
   AREAS.
   
   THE TORNADO WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 75 STATUTE
   MILES NORTH AND SOUTH OF A LINE FROM 75 MILES WEST NORTHWEST OF
   PLAINVIEW TEXAS TO 15 MILES SOUTHEAST OF CHILDRESS TEXAS.  FOR A
   COMPLETE DEPICTION OF THE WATCH SEE THE ASSOCIATED WATCH OUTLINE
   UPDATE (WOUS64 KWNS WOU3).
   
   REMEMBER...A TORNADO WATCH MEANS CONDITIONS ARE FAVORABLE FOR
   TORNADOES AND 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.
   
   OTHER WATCH INFORMATION...CONTINUE...WW 72...
   
   DISCUSSION...SURFACE HEATING/MIXING HAS REMOVED MUCH OF THE
   CONVECTIVE INHIBITION ALONG A STALLED FRONT...AND THUNDERSTORM
   DEVELOPMENT WILL BE POSSIBLE IN THE NEXT COUPLE OF HOURS ALONG THE
   FRONT AND IMMEDIATELY NE OF A WEAK MESOLOW NW OF LBB.  MODERATE
   INSTABILITY IS PRESENT ALONG THE BOUNDARY...AND DEEP-LAYER VERTICAL
   SHEAR IS SUFFICIENT FOR SUPERCELLS.  THE PRIMARY INITIAL THREAT WILL
   BE LARGE HAIL...THOUGH A COUPLE OF TORNADOES WILL ALSO BE POSSIBLE
   TOWARD EVENING AS LOW-LEVEL MOISTURE AND SHEAR CONTINUE TO INCREASE
   GRADUALLY.
   
   AVIATION...TORNADOES AND 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 28015.
   
   
   ...THOMPSON
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