Severe Local Storm Watch and Watch Cancellation Msg
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Severe Thunderstorm Watch Number 255
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
100 PM MDT Mon May 22 2017

The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

* Severe Thunderstorm Watch for portions of
  East Central and Southeast New Mexico
  West Texas

* Effective this Monday afternoon and evening from 100 PM until
  800 PM MDT.

* Primary threats include...
  Scattered large hail and isolated very large hail events to 2
    inches in diameter possible
  Scattered damaging wind gusts to 70 mph possible

SUMMARY...Thunderstorms are developing over the higher terrain of
eastern new Mexico within the low-level moisture axis.  The storms
are likely to intensify as they move east-southeastward this
afternoon with stronger storms capable of producing large hail and
damaging winds.

The severe thunderstorm watch area is approximately along and 75
statute miles east and west of a line from 55 miles north of Cannon
Afb NM to 40 miles south southwest of Hobbs NM. For a complete
depiction of the watch see the associated watch outline update


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
2 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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