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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
* 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
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).
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.