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Tornado Watch 49
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Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood Moderate Moderate
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
Moderate Low
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
High High

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   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   Tornado Watch Number 49
   NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
   325 PM CDT Fri Mar 13 2020

   The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

   * Tornado Watch for portions of 
     Southeast New Mexico
     Far West Texas

   * Effective this Friday afternoon and evening from 325 PM until
     1000 PM CDT.

   * Primary threats include...
     A few tornadoes likely with a couple intense tornadoes possible
     Scattered large hail and isolated very large hail events to 3
       inches in diameter likely
     Isolated damaging wind gusts to 70 mph possible

   SUMMARY...Scattered supercells should develop off the higher terrain
   of Far West Texas and southeast New Mexico into early evening. Large
   hail, some significant, and a few tornadoes are the primary hazards,
   particularly across the Pecos Valley.

   The tornado watch area is approximately along and 85 statute miles
   north and south of a line from 65 miles northeast of Dryden TX to 60
   miles west southwest of Roswell NM. For a complete depiction of the
   watch see the associated watch outline update (WOUS64 KWNS WOU9).

   PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

   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.

   &&

   AVIATION...Tornadoes and a few severe thunderstorms with hail
   surface and aloft to 3 inches. Extreme turbulence and surface wind
   gusts to 60 knots. A few cumulonimbi with maximum tops to 450. Mean
   storm motion vector 24040.

   ...Grams
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