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Severe Thunderstorm Watch 30
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Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood Low Very Low
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
High Low
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
High Moderate

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   SEL0

   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).

   PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

   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
   tornadoes.

   &&

   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
   25035.

   ...Hart
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