SPC Severe Thunderstorm Watch 285



WW 285 SEVERE TSTM OK TX 192105Z – 200400Z

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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
Severe Thunderstorm Watch Number 285
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
405 PM CDT Fri Jun 19 2020

The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

* Severe Thunderstorm Watch for portions of 
  Far Southwest Oklahoma
  West/Northwest Texas

* Effective this Friday afternoon and evening from 405 PM until
  1100 PM CDT.

* Primary threats include...
  Scattered damaging winds and isolated significant gusts to 75
    mph possible
  Scattered large hail and isolated very large hail events to 2
    inches in diameter possible

SUMMARY...Thunderstorms are expected to gradually intensify across
parts of the Texas Panhandle and the Texas South Plains/Permian
Basin vicinity through late afternoon/early evening, while
additional severe storms may occur with a band of storms near the
southwest Oklahoma/western North Texas border vicinity. One or more
linear clusters may develop later this evening and move toward the
Low Rolling Plains/western North Texas. Large hail and damaging
winds are expected.

The severe thunderstorm watch area is approximately along and 90
statute miles east and west of a line from 55 miles west northwest
of Clinton OK to 25 miles south southwest of Big Spring TX. 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.

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OTHER WATCH INFORMATION...CONTINUE...WW 284...

AVIATION...A few severe thunderstorms with hail surface and aloft to
2 inches. Extreme turbulence and surface wind gusts to 65 knots. A
few cumulonimbi with maximum tops to 500. Mean storm motion vector
29020.

...Guyer

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