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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