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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
Tornado Watch Number 55
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
1140 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 night and Thursday morning from 1140
PM until 500 AM CDT.
* Primary threats include...
A few tornadoes likely with a couple intense tornadoes possible
Scattered damaging wind gusts to 70 mph likely
Scattered large hail and isolated very large hail events to 2
inches in diameter possible
SUMMARY...A cluster of intense thunderstorms will spread across the
watch area overnight, with large hail and damaging winds possible.
A few of the storms may also pose a risk of a tornado or two.
The tornado watch area is approximately along and 85 statute miles
east and west of a line from 50 miles north of Abilene TX to 55
miles south southwest of Junction 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.
OTHER WATCH INFORMATION...CONTINUE...WW 54...
AVIATION...Tornadoes and 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 24035.