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Severe Thunderstorm Watch 196
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Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood Low Very Low
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
Moderate Moderate
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
Moderate Moderate

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   SEL6

   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 
     West/Northwest Texas

   * Effective this Wednesday afternoon from 345 PM until Midnight
     CDT.

   * Primary threats include...
     Scattered damaging winds and isolated significant gusts to 75
       mph possible
     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).

   PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

   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
   tornadoes.

   &&

   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
   26015.

   ...Guyer
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