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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
Severe Thunderstorm Watch Number 30
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
315 PM CDT Fri Mar 22 2019
The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a
* Severe Thunderstorm Watch for portions of
East-Central New Mexico
Western and Central Texas Panhandle
* Effective this Friday afternoon and evening from 315 PM until
1000 PM CDT.
* Primary threats include...
Scattered large hail likely with isolated very large hail events
to 2 inches in diameter possible
Scattered damaging wind gusts to 70 mph likely
A tornado or two possible
SUMMARY...Thunderstorms will continue to intensify over eastern New
Mexico and spread eastward across the watch area this afternoon.
Large hail is the main threat, with some risk of a tornado or two.
The severe thunderstorm watch area is approximately along and 65
statute miles east and west of a line from 55 miles northeast of
Dalhart TX to 60 miles southeast of Cannon Afb NM. For a complete
depiction of the watch see the associated watch outline update
(WOUS64 KWNS WOU0).
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 inches. Extreme turbulence and surface wind gusts to 60 knots. A
few cumulonimbi with maximum tops to 450. Mean storm motion vector