PDS TORNADO WATCH FOR WEST TEXAS!


URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   Tornado Watch Number 197
   NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
   1235 PM CDT Mon May 20 2019

   The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

   * Tornado Watch for portions of 
     West Texas including much of the Panhandle

   * Effective this Monday afternoon and evening from 1235 PM until
     800 PM CDT.

   ...THIS IS A PARTICULARLY DANGEROUS SITUATION...

   * Primary threats include...
     Numerous tornadoes expected with a few intense tornadoes likely
     Widespread large hail and scattered very large hail events to 4
       inches in diameter expected
     Widespread damaging wind gusts to 70 mph likely

   SUMMARY...Intense tornadic supercell thunderstorms are expected to
   develop across west Texas as the eastern half of the Texas
   Panhandle.  In addition to the risk of strong tornadoes, very large
   hail and damaging winds are likely in the strongest cells.

   The tornado watch area is approximately along and 55 statute miles
   east and west of a line from 50 miles east northeast of Amarillo TX
   to 35 miles east of Big Spring TX. For a complete depiction of the
   watch see the associated watch outline update (WOUS64 KWNS WOU7).

   PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

   REMEMBER...A Tornado Watch means conditions are favorable for
   tornadoes and 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.

   &&

   OTHER WATCH INFORMATION...CONTINUE...WW 196...

   AVIATION...Tornadoes and a few severe thunderstorms with hail
   surface and aloft to 4 inches. Extreme turbulence and surface wind
   gusts to 60 knots. A few cumulonimbi with maximum tops to 600. Mean
   storm motion vector 24035.

   ...Hart

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