SPC Severe Thunderstorm Watch 244

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WW 244 SEVERE TSTM TX 190740Z - 191400Z
URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED Severe Thunderstorm Watch Number 244 NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK 240 AM CDT Fri May 19 2017 The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a * Severe Thunderstorm Watch for portions of West Texas * Effective this Friday morning from 240 AM until 900 AM CDT. * Primary threats include... Scattered large hail and isolated very large hail events to 3 inches in diameter possible Isolated damaging wind gusts to 70 mph possible A tornado or two possible SUMMARY...Severe thunderstorms are expected to continue to develop along a retreating dryline within an increasingly moist and unstable environment. Supercells capable of large hail will be possible, with an eventual clustering of storms potentially leading to some damaging wind risk within an environment conducive for near-surface-based updrafts/downdrafts. The severe thunderstorm watch area is approximately along and 45 statute miles north and south of a line from 25 miles south of Midland TX to 45 miles east northeast of Abilene TX. For a complete depiction of the watch see the associated watch outline update (WOUS64 KWNS WOU4). 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 243... AVIATION...A few severe thunderstorms with hail surface and aloft to 3 inches. Extreme turbulence and surface wind gusts to 60 knots. A few cumulonimbi with maximum tops to 550. Mean storm motion vector 24025. ...Guyer Read more

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