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Severe Thunderstorm Watch 298
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Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood Very Low Very Low
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
Moderate Low
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
Moderate Low

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   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   Severe Thunderstorm Watch Number 298
   NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
   150 PM MDT Tue Jun 23 2020

   The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

   * Severe Thunderstorm Watch for portions of 
     central through eastern New Mexico

   * Effective this Tuesday afternoon and evening from 150 PM until
     900 PM MDT.

   * Primary threats include...
     Scattered damaging wind gusts to 70 mph possible
     Scattered large hail events to 1.5 inches in diameter possible

   SUMMARY...Scattered thunderstorms developing over the mountains of
   New Mexico will spread southeast into the High Plains. Some of these
   storms will be capable of producing locally strong to damaging wind
   gusts and hail this afternoon through early evening.

   The severe thunderstorm watch area is approximately along and 90
   statute miles east and west of a line from 15 miles north of Raton
   NM to 65 miles south southeast of Alamogordo NM. For a complete
   depiction of the watch see the associated watch outline update
   (WOUS64 KWNS WOU8).

   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.

   &&

   AVIATION...A few severe thunderstorms with hail surface and aloft to
   1.5 inches. Extreme turbulence and surface wind gusts to 60 knots. A
   few cumulonimbi with maximum tops to 500. Mean storm motion vector
   34030.

   ...Dial
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