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WW 360 SEVERE TSTM NM OK TX 312050Z - 010400Z
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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
Severe Thunderstorm Watch Number 360
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
350 PM CDT Fri May 31 2024

The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

* Severe Thunderstorm Watch for portions of 
  Eastern New Mexico
  Oklahoma Panhandle
  Western Texas Panhandle

* Effective this Friday afternoon and evening from 350 PM until
  1100 PM CDT.

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

SUMMARY...Scattered clusters of strong to severe thunderstorms are
forecast to develop late this afternoon into the evening.  Storms
are forecast to grow upscale into one or more clusters capable of
large hail and severe gusts.  The risk for severe gusts will likely
become the primary threat as outflow-driven storms move further into
the Texas Panhandle and northern part of the Texas South Plains this
evening.

The severe thunderstorm watch area is approximately along and 65
statute miles east and west of a line from 50 miles west northwest
of Guymon OK to 30 miles south of Cannon Afb NM. For a complete
depiction of the watch see the associated watch outline update
(WOUS64 KWNS WOU0).

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.

&&

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
28025.

...Smith

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