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Severe Thunderstorm Watch 222
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WW0222 Radar
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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   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   Severe Thunderstorm Watch Number 222
   NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
   740 PM CDT Fri May 28 2021

   The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

   * Severe Thunderstorm Watch for portions of 
     South Plains and northern Permian Basin of Texas

   * Effective this Friday night and Saturday morning from 740 PM
     until 200 AM 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
       inches in diameter possible

   SUMMARY...A complex of thunderstorms is becoming better-organized
   over eastern New Mexico at issuance time.  This activity should move
   southeastward across the watch area this evening roughly astride a
   low-level moist axis, with favorable storm-relative boundary-layer
   flow, while offering severe wind and sporadic large hail.

   The severe thunderstorm watch area is approximately along and 60
   statute miles north and south of a line from 75 miles west northwest
   of Lubbock TX to 45 miles east northeast of Big Spring TX. For a
   complete depiction of the watch see the associated watch outline
   update (WOUS64 KWNS WOU2).

   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 219...WW 220...WW 221...

   AVIATION...A few severe thunderstorms with hail surface and aloft to
   2 inches. Extreme turbulence and surface wind gusts to 65 knots. A
   few cumulonimbi with maximum tops to 500. Mean storm motion vector
   31035.

   ...Edwards
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