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Severe Thunderstorm Watch 233
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WW0233 Radar
Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood Very Low Very Low
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
Moderate Low
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
Moderate Moderate

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   SEL3

   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   Severe Thunderstorm Watch Number 233
   NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
   610 PM CDT Mon May 16 2022

   The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

   * Severe Thunderstorm Watch for portions of 
     Oklahoma Panhandle
     Texas Panhandle

   * Effective this Monday night and Tuesday morning from 610 PM
     until 100 AM CDT.

   * Primary threats include...
     Scattered damaging wind gusts to 70 mph likely
     Scattered large hail and isolated very large hail events to 2.5
       inches in diameter possible

   SUMMARY...Isolated intense thunderstorms continue to form over
   eastern New Mexico.  This activity will track eastward into west
   Texas this evening.  The strongest cells will pose a threat of
   damaging winds and hail.

   The severe thunderstorm watch area is approximately along and 80
   statute miles east and west of a line from 20 miles north of Guymon
   OK to 15 miles southeast of Lubbock TX. For a complete depiction of
   the watch see the associated watch outline update (WOUS64 KWNS
   WOU3).

   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 227...WW 228...WW
   229...WW 230...WW 231...WW 232...

   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
   26035.

   ...Hart
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