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SPC Tornado Watch 18

WW 18 TORNADO TX 111500Z – 112100Z

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Tornado Watch Number 18
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
900 AM CST Sun Feb 11 2024

The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

* Tornado Watch for portions of 
  Southeast Texas

* Effective this Sunday morning and afternoon from 900 AM until
  300 PM CST.

* Primary threats include...
  A couple tornadoes possible
  Scattered large hail and isolated very large hail events to 2.5
    inches in diameter possible
  Scattered damaging wind gusts to 70 mph possible

SUMMARY...A few supercells are expected to spread eastward across
southeast Texas through early afternoon along a surface cold front. 
The storm environment will favor isolated very large hail (up to 2.5
inches in diameter), damaging winds to 70 mph, and a couple of
tornadoes with these storms.

The tornado watch area is approximately along and 35 statute miles
north and south of a line from 35 miles south southwest of College
Station TX to 110 miles east of Huntsville TX. For a complete
depiction of the watch see the associated watch outline update


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 2.5 inches. Extreme turbulence and surface wind
gusts to 60 knots. A few cumulonimbi with maximum tops to 500. Mean
storm motion vector 26035.


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