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Severe Thunderstorm Watch 246
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WW0246 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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   SEL6

   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   Severe Thunderstorm Watch Number 246
   NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
   335 PM CDT Wed May 15 2024

   The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

   * Severe Thunderstorm Watch for portions of 
     The Oklahoma Panhandle
     The Texas Panhandle and South Plains

   * Effective this Wednesday afternoon and evening from 335 PM
     until 1000 PM CDT.

   * Primary threats include...
     Scattered damaging winds likely with isolated significant gusts
       to 75 mph possible
     Scattered large hail and isolated very large hail events to 2
       inches in diameter possible

   SUMMARY...High-based thunderstorms are forming across the South
   Plains and additional storms will form and/or move into the
   northwest Texas and western Oklahoma Panhandles in the next couple
   of hours.  Severe outflow winds up to 75 mph with be a threat as the
   high-based storms grow upscale into loose clusters and spread
   eastward through late evening.  Any sustained cells/supercells will
   have the potential to produce large hail up to 2 inches in diameter.

   The severe thunderstorm watch area is approximately along and 85
   statute miles east and west of a line from 20 miles north of Guymon
   OK to 20 miles southeast of Lubbock 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 245...

   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
   25025.

   ...Thompson
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