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Tornado Watch 55
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WW0055 Radar
Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood Moderate Moderate
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
Moderate Low
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
Moderate Moderate

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   SEL5

   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
   WOU5).

   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.

   &&

   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.

   ...Hart
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