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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
Tornado Watch Number 241
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
220 PM MDT Fri May 26 2023
The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a
* Tornado Watch for portions of
Eastern New Mexico
* Effective this Friday afternoon and evening from 220 PM until
1000 PM MDT.
* Primary threats include...
A couple tornadoes possible
Scattered large hail and isolated very large hail events to 3
inches in diameter likely
Scattered damaging winds likely with isolated significant gusts
to 75 mph possible
SUMMARY...Intense supercell thunderstorms are expected to form this
afternoon along the higher terrain of southeast NM into southwest
TX. These storms will track eastward into a progressively more
favorable environment for very large hail and a few tornadoes.
The tornado watch area is approximately along and 80 statute miles
east and west of a line from 70 miles west northwest of Tucumcari NM
to 60 miles southeast of Marfa TX. For a complete depiction of the
watch see the associated watch outline update (WOUS64 KWNS WOU1).
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 240...
AVIATION...Tornadoes and 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 500. Mean
storm motion vector 29030.