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WW 286 TORNADO TX 221730Z - 230100Z
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Tornado Watch Number 286
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
1230 PM CDT Wed May 22 2024

The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

* Tornado Watch for portions of 
  Northern and Central Texas

* Effective this Wednesday afternoon and evening from 1230 PM
  until 800 PM CDT.

* Primary threats include...
  A couple tornadoes possible
  Scattered large hail and isolated very large hail events to 4
    inches in diameter likely
  Scattered damaging winds likely with isolated significant gusts
    to 80 mph possible

SUMMARY...Thunderstorms will rapidly intensify this afternoon in a
very moist and unstable air mass.  Very large hail and damaging
winds are the main threat, although a few tornadoes are also

The tornado watch area is approximately along and 65 statute miles
north and south of a line from 50 miles west southwest of San Angelo
TX to 70 miles northeast of Corsicana TX. For a complete depiction
of the watch see the associated watch outline update (WOUS64 KWNS


REMEMBER...A Tornado Watch means conditions are favorable for
tornadoes and 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.



AVIATION...Tornadoes and a few severe thunderstorms with hail
surface and aloft to 4 inches. Extreme turbulence and surface wind
gusts to 70 knots. A few cumulonimbi with maximum tops to 500. Mean
storm motion vector 28030.


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