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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
Severe Thunderstorm Watch Number 233
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
325 PM CDT Tue May 23 2023
The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a
* Severe Thunderstorm Watch for portions of
Northeast New Mexico
* Effective this Tuesday afternoon and evening from 325 PM until
900 PM CDT.
* Primary threats include...
Scattered large hail and isolated very large hail events to 2.5
inches in diameter possible
Isolated significant damaging wind gusts to 75 mph possible
A tornado or two possible
SUMMARY...A few supercells should develop southeast from northeast
New Mexico and southward towards the South Plains. Primary threat
will be large hail initially, with a greater wind threat as storms
cluster eastward in the early evening.
The severe thunderstorm watch area is approximately along and 50
statute miles east and west of a line from 60 miles north northeast
of Tucumcari NM to 95 miles south southeast of Lubbock TX. For a
complete depiction of the watch see the associated watch outline
update (WOUS64 KWNS WOU3).
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
AVIATION...A few severe thunderstorms with hail surface and aloft to
2.5 inches. Extreme turbulence and surface wind gusts to 65 knots. A
few cumulonimbi with maximum tops to 500. Mean storm motion vector