Severe Local Storm Watch and Watch Cancellation Msg
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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH NUMBER 88
NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
345 PM CDT WED APR 23 2014

THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF
  SOUTHWEST KANSAS
  WESTERN OKLAHOMA
  WEST TEXAS AND THE EASTERN HALF OF THE TEXAS PANHANDLE

* EFFECTIVE THIS WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING FROM 345 PM
  UNTIL 1100 PM CDT.

* PRIMARY THREATS INCLUDE...
  WIDESPREAD LARGE HAIL LIKELY WITH ISOLATED VERY LARGE HAIL
    EVENTS TO 3 INCHES IN DIAMETER POSSIBLE
  SCATTERED DAMAGING WINDS LIKELY WITH ISOLATED SIGNIFICANT GUSTS
    TO 75 MPH POSSIBLE
  A TORNADO OR TWO POSSIBLE

THE SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 75
STATUTE MILES EAST AND WEST OF A LINE FROM 35 MILES NORTH
NORTHEAST OF DODGE CITY KANSAS TO 30 MILES SOUTHWEST OF ABILENE
TEXAS.  FOR A COMPLETE DEPICTION OF THE WATCH SEE THE ASSOCIATED
WATCH OUTLINE UPDATE (WOUS64 KWNS WOU8).

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 87...

DISCUSSION...NUMEROUS TSTMS EXPECTED TO FORM IN THE NEXT HOUR OR SO
FROM THE W CNTRL TX/THE TEXAS SOUTH PLAINS NNEWD INTO SW KS...INVOF
DRY LINE/LEE TROUGH AND BENEATH SRN END OF LEAD UPR IMPULSE LIFTING
NNE INTO THE CNTRL HIGH PLNS. AMPLE SHEAR/BUOYANCY APPEAR PRESENT
FOR SUPERCELLS /INCLUDING STORM SPLITS/ WITH LARGE HAIL AND DMGG
WIND.
SOME RISK ALSO MAY DEVELOP FOR A TORNADO OR TWO...ESPECIALLY OVER NW
TX...SE PORTIONS OF THE TX PANHANDLE...AND SW OK THIS EVE...WHERE
LLJ WILL DIURNALLY STRENGTHEN AND LOW-LVL MOISTENING WILL PERSIST.
SUCH A THREAT WOULD BE GREATEST IF STORM MODE REMAINS
QUASI-DISCRETE...AND MAY REQUIRE UPGRADE OF PARTS OF THE WATCH TO
TORNADO LATER THIS EVE.

AVIATION...A FEW SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WITH HAIL SURFACE AND ALOFT
TO 3 INCHES. EXTREME TURBULENCE AND SURFACE WIND GUSTS TO 65
KNOTS. A FEW CUMULONIMBI WITH MAXIMUM TOPS TO 550. MEAN STORM
MOTION VECTOR 24030.


...CORFIDI


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