SPC Severe Thunderstorm Watch 209

WW 209 SEVERE TSTM TX 231930Z – 240300Z

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Severe Thunderstorm Watch Number 209
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
230 PM CDT Sat May 23 2020

The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

* Severe Thunderstorm Watch for portions of 
  Southwest Texas

* Effective this Saturday afternoon and evening from 230 PM until
  1000 PM CDT.

* Primary threats include...
  Widespread large hail expected with isolated very large hail
    events to 3 inches in diameter likely
  Scattered damaging wind gusts to 70 mph likely
  A tornado or two possible

SUMMARY...Scattered thunderstorms will form this afternoon across
southwest Texas along a strong dryline.  These storms are likely to
produce large to very large hail and locally damaging wind gusts.

The severe thunderstorm watch area is approximately along and 60
statute miles east and west of a line from 75 miles south southwest
of Dryden TX to 60 miles north northeast of Big Spring TX. For a
complete depiction of the watch see the associated watch outline
update (WOUS64 KWNS WOU9).


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



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 500. Mean storm motion vector


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