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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
Tornado Watch Number 54
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
440 PM CDT Wed Mar 18 2020
The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a
* Tornado Watch for portions of
West Central Texas
* Effective this Wednesday afternoon from 440 PM until Midnight
* Primary threats include...
A few tornadoes likely with a couple intense tornadoes possible
Widespread large hail and scattered very large hail events to
2.5 inches in diameter likely
Scattered damaging wind gusts to 70 mph likely
SUMMARY...Scattered intense thunderstorms are expected to develop
this afternoon and spread across the watch area through the evening.
Large hail and damaging winds will occur with the strongest cells.
Through the evening, parameters will become favorable for a few
tornadoes as well.
The tornado watch area is approximately along and 70 statute miles
north and south of a line from 30 miles south of Ardmore OK to 10
miles west southwest of Big Spring TX. For a complete depiction of
the watch see the associated watch outline update (WOUS64 KWNS
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 2.5 inches. Extreme turbulence and surface wind
gusts to 60 knots. A few cumulonimbi with maximum tops to 450. Mean
storm motion vector 24035.