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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).
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.