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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).
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
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