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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
Severe Thunderstorm Watch Number 218
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
155 PM CDT Sun May 24 2020
The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a
* Severe Thunderstorm Watch for portions of
Southwest and West Central Texas
* Effective this Sunday afternoon and evening from 155 PM until
800 PM CDT.
* Primary threats include...
Scattered large hail and isolated very large hail events to 2.5
inches in diameter likely
Scattered damaging wind gusts to 70 mph likely
SUMMARY...Thunderstorms are beginning to form over the Big Bend
region and northern Mexico. These storms will build
east-northeastward across the watch area this afternoon, posing a
risk of large hail and damaging wind gusts.
The severe thunderstorm watch area is approximately along and 60
statute miles east and west of a line from 45 miles south of Dryden
TX to 70 miles northeast of Big Spring TX. For a complete depiction
of the watch see the associated watch outline update (WOUS64 KWNS
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 217...
AVIATION...A few severe thunderstorms with hail surface and aloft to
2.5 inches. Extreme turbulence and surface wind gusts to 60 knots. A
few cumulonimbi with maximum tops to 500. Mean storm motion vector