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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
Severe Thunderstorm Watch Number 174
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
440 PM CDT Tue Jun 12 2018
The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a
* Severe Thunderstorm Watch for portions of
* Effective this Tuesday afternoon and evening from 440 PM until
1100 PM CDT.
* Primary threats include...
Scattered large hail likely with isolated very large hail events
to 2 inches in diameter possible
Scattered damaging wind gusts to 70 mph likely
SUMMARY...Isolated intense thunderstorms will drift slowly southward
across the eastern Texas Panhandle and western Oklahoma, while other
storms move in from northeast New Mexico. Large hail and damaging
wind gusts will be possible with this activity.
The severe thunderstorm watch area is approximately along and 55
statute miles east and west of a line from 55 miles east northeast
of Guymon OK to 40 miles south southwest of Childress TX. For a
complete depiction of the watch see the associated watch outline
update (WOUS64 KWNS WOU4).
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
AVIATION...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 550. Mean storm motion vector