SPC Severe Thunderstorm Watch 441



WW 441 SEVERE TSTM TX 261845Z – 270100Z

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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
Severe Thunderstorm Watch Number 441
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
1245 PM CST Wed Dec 26 2018

The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

* Severe Thunderstorm Watch for portions of 
  Parts of west central Texas and the Texas Panhandle

* Effective this Wednesday afternoon and evening from 1245 PM
  until 700 PM CST.

* Primary threats include...
  Scattered damaging wind gusts to 70 mph likely
  Scattered large hail events to 1 inch in diameter possible
  A tornado or two possible

SUMMARY...Frontal squall line is developing just east of the New
Mexico border, and these storms should spread east-northeastward and
intensify through mid afternoon.  The storm environment supports a
threat for damaging gusts and isolated large hail with the strongest
embedded storms.  An isolated/brief tornado also cannot be ruled out
with embedded circulations later this afternoon.

The severe thunderstorm watch area is approximately along and 65
statute miles east and west of a line from 75 miles northwest of
Childress TX to 55 miles west southwest of San Angelo TX. For a
complete depiction of the watch see the associated watch outline
update (WOUS64 KWNS WOU1).

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.

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AVIATION...A few severe thunderstorms with hail surface and aloft to
1 inch. Extreme turbulence and surface wind gusts to 60 knots. A few
cumulonimbi with maximum tops to 450. Mean storm motion vector
23030.

...Thompson

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