Severe T-Storm Watch #255 In Effect Until 9 PM MDT For SE NM.




In Effect From 2:40 PM MDT Through 9:00 PM MDT.

 URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   Severe Thunderstorm Watch Number 255
   NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
   340 PM CDT Sun May 26 2019

   The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

   * Severe Thunderstorm Watch for portions of 
     Southeastern New Mexico
     West central Texas

   * Effective this Sunday afternoon and evening from 340 PM until
     1000 PM CDT.

   * Primary threats include...
     Scattered large hail and isolated very large hail events to 2
     inches in diameter likely.
     Scattered damaging wind gusts to 70 mph possible.
     A tornado or two possible.

   SUMMARY...Thunderstorms will develop along a dryline in New Mexico
   and spread east-northeastward into west central Texas this evening. 
   The initial storms will likely be supercells capable of producing
   large hail, and possible an isolated tornado.  Some upscale growth
   of storms into more of a line is possible this evening, with the
   potential for damaging gusts.

   The severe thunderstorm watch area is approximately along and 60
   statute miles east and west of a line from 25 miles north northeast
   of Cannon Afb NM to 15 miles southwest of Hobbs NM. For a complete
   depiction of the watch see the associated watch outline update
   (WOUS64 KWNS WOU5).

   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 252...WW 253...WW 254...

   AVIATION...A few severe thunderstorms with hail surface and aloft to
   2 inches. Extreme turbulence and surface wind gusts to 60 knots. A
   few cumulonimbi with maximum tops to 550. Mean storm motion vector
   24035.

   ...Thompson

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