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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
Severe Thunderstorm Watch Number 196
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
345 PM CDT Wed May 20 2020
The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a
* Severe Thunderstorm Watch for portions of
* Effective this Wednesday afternoon from 345 PM until Midnight
* Primary threats include...
Scattered damaging winds and isolated significant gusts to 75
Scattered large hail and isolated very large hail events to 2.5
inches in diameter possible
A tornado or two possible
SUMMARY...Severe thunderstorms are expected to develop in several
sub-regional corridors across west/northwest Texas, initially
including areas such as the western/southern Texas Panhandle and
Texas South Plains and southward toward the Permian Basin. Large
hail is expected. Some tornado threat could also exist. By evening,
storms will merge and severe-caliber winds will be an increased
threat as storms spread east/southeastward.
The severe thunderstorm watch area is approximately along and 70
statute miles east and west of a line from 35 miles west northwest
of Borger TX to 70 miles southwest of San Angelo TX. For a complete
depiction of the watch see the associated watch outline update
(WOUS64 KWNS WOU6).
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 195...
AVIATION...A few severe thunderstorms with hail surface and aloft to
2.5 inches. Extreme turbulence and surface wind gusts to 65 knots. A
few cumulonimbi with maximum tops to 500. Mean storm motion vector