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Tornado Watch 178
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Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood Moderate Low
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
Moderate Low
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
Moderate Low

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   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   Tornado Watch Number 178
   NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
   1045 AM CDT Tue May 12 2020

   The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

   * Tornado Watch for portions of 
     A small part of central Texas

   * Effective this Tuesday morning and afternoon from 1045 AM until
     500 PM CDT.

   * Primary threats include...
     A couple tornadoes possible
     Isolated damaging wind gusts to 70 mph possible
     Isolated large hail events to 1 inch in diameter possible

   SUMMARY...A small convective system across central Texas will likely
   persist into the afternoon, with embedded supercells capable of
   producing a couple of tornadoes.

   The tornado watch area is approximately along and 45 statute miles
   north and south of a line from 30 miles northwest of San Antonio TX
   to 55 miles east southeast of Austin TX. For a complete depiction of
   the watch see the associated watch outline update (WOUS64 KWNS
   WOU8).

   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.

   &&

   AVIATION...Tornadoes and a few severe thunderstorms with hail
   surface and aloft to 1 inch. Extreme turbulence and surface wind
   gusts to 60 knots. A few cumulonimbi with maximum tops to 550. Mean
   storm motion vector 22020.

   ...Thompson
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