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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
Severe Thunderstorm Watch Number 172
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
820 PM CDT Thu May 7 2020
The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a
* Severe Thunderstorm Watch for portions of
* Effective this Thursday evening from 820 PM until 1100 PM CDT.
* Primary threats include...
Scattered large hail and isolated very large hail events to 2.5
inches in diameter possible
Isolated damaging wind gusts to 70 mph possible
SUMMARY...Long-lived supercell with a history of very large hail is
expected to weaken as it moves from western north Texas into a
portion of north-central Texas. Until it decays, a risk exists for
large hail and isolated severe wind gusts.
The severe thunderstorm watch area is approximately along and 45
statute miles east and west of a line from 55 miles north of Mineral
Wells TX to 15 miles south southeast of Mineral Wells TX. For a
complete depiction of the watch see the associated watch outline
update (WOUS64 KWNS WOU2).
REMEMBER...A Severe Thunderstorm Watch means conditions are
favorable for 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. Severe thunderstorms can and occasionally do produce
OTHER WATCH INFORMATION...CONTINUE...WW 170...WW 171...
AVIATION...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 550. Mean storm motion vector