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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH NUMBER 180
NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
225 PM CDT TUE MAY 17 2016

THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF 
  PARTS OF SOUTWESTERN TEXAS

* EFFECTIVE THIS TUESDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING FROM 225 PM UNTIL
  1000 PM CDT.

* PRIMARY THREATS INCLUDE...
  SCATTERED LARGE HAIL AND ISOLATED VERY LARGE HAIL EVENTS TO 2.5
    INCHES IN DIAMETER POSSIBLE
  ISOLATED DAMAGING WIND GUSTS TO 70 MPH POSSIBLE

SUMMARY...ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS ARE DEVELOPING ACROSS PARTS OF
TEXAS FROM EASTERN PORTIONS OF THE PERMIAN BASIN AND BIG BEND REGION
EASTWARD TOWARD THE CONCHO VALLEY/EDWARDS PLATEAU.  A
CONTINUED/GRADUAL INCREASE IN STORM COVERAGE IS EXPECTED OVER THE
NEXT SEVERAL HOURS...WITH THE STRONGEST STORMS CAPABLE OF PRODUCING
LARGE HAIL AND LOCALLY DAMAGING WIND GUSTS.

THE SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 60
STATUTE MILES EITHER SIDE OF A LINE FROM 150 MILES WEST NORTHWEST
OF JUNCTION TEXAS TO 15 MILES SOUTH SOUTHWEST OF HONDO TEXAS. 
FOR A COMPLETE DEPICTION OF THE WATCH SEE THE ASSOCIATED WATCH
OUTLINE UPDATE (WOUS64 KWNS WOU0).

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 2.5 INCHES. EXTREME TURBULENCE AND SURFACE WIND GUSTS TO 60
KNOTS. A FEW CUMULONIMBI WITH MAXIMUM TOPS TO 500. MEAN STORM
MOTION VECTOR 29025.


...GOSS

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