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Tornado Watch 182
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Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood Moderate Low
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
Moderate Moderate
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
High High

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   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   Tornado Watch Number 182
   NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
   300 PM CDT Mon May 17 2021

   The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

   * Tornado Watch for portions of 
     Far Eastern New Mexico
     West/Southwest Texas

   * Effective this Monday afternoon and evening from 300 PM until
     1100 PM CDT.

   * Primary threats include...
     A few tornadoes possible
     Widespread large hail and scattered very large hail events to 4
       inches in diameter likely
     Scattered damaging winds and isolated significant gusts to 75
       mph possible

   SUMMARY...Intense supercells are expected to develop by late
   afternoon within an environment characterized by strong instability
   and moderate-strength winds through a deep layer. This development
   is initially expected along the New Mexico/Texas border, and
   southward into the Trans Pecos/Rio Grande vicinity on a more
   isolated basis. Very large hail should be the most common hazard,
   but a couple of tornadoes are also possible, particularly near a
   residual boundary that influences the New Mexico/Texas border
   vicinity of the south Texas Plains. Damaging wind potential may also
   increase by around mid-evening as storms congeal/organize.

   The tornado watch area is approximately along and 75 statute miles
   east and west of a line from 70 miles north northeast of Cannon Afb
   NM to 60 miles east of Dryden TX. For a complete depiction of the
   watch see the associated watch outline update (WOUS64 KWNS WOU2).

   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 181...

   AVIATION...Tornadoes and a few severe thunderstorms with hail
   surface and aloft to 4 inches. Extreme turbulence and surface wind
   gusts to 65 knots. A few cumulonimbi with maximum tops to 550. Mean
   storm motion vector 24020.

   ...Guyer
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