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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
Severe Thunderstorm Watch Number 234
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
730 PM CDT Tue May 23 2023
The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a
* Severe Thunderstorm Watch for portions of
Northwest, west-central and central Texas
* Effective this Tuesday night and Wednesday morning from 730 PM
until 200 AM CDT.
* Primary threats include...
Scattered damaging winds and isolated significant gusts to 75
Scattered large hail and isolated very large hail events to 3
inches in diameter possible
SUMMARY...An increasingly organized complex of thunderstorms is
expected to move southeastward out of watch 233, off the Caprock,
and across parts of northwest Texas and the Low Rolling Plains and
perhaps Concho Valley this evening, offering severe gusts and large
to locally significant (2+ inch) hail. This activity may reach the
northern Hill Country tonight before weakening. Additional,
isolated severe thunderstorms also may develop ahead of the main
The severe thunderstorm watch area is approximately along and 115
statute miles north and south of a line from 70 miles west northwest
of Abilene TX to 20 miles north northeast of Stephenville TX. For a
complete depiction of the watch see the associated watch outline
update (WOUS64 KWNS WOU4).
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
OTHER WATCH INFORMATION...CONTINUE...WW 233...
AVIATION...A few severe thunderstorms with hail surface and aloft to
3 inches. Extreme turbulence and surface wind gusts to 65 knots. A
few cumulonimbi with maximum tops to 550. Mean storm motion vector