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SPC Tornado Watch 296

WW 296 TORNADO TX 232255Z – 240400Z

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Tornado Watch Number 296
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
555 PM CDT Thu May 23 2024

The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

* Tornado Watch for portions of 
  Central Texas

* Effective this Thursday afternoon and evening from 555 PM until
  1100 PM CDT.

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

SUMMARY...An isolated supercell or two will pose a threat for a
couple of tornadoes, isolated very large hail up to 2.5 inches in
diameter and isolated damaging gusts of 60-70 mph for the next few

The tornado watch area is approximately along and 30 statute miles
north and south of a line from 15 miles south of Temple TX to 125
miles east northeast of Temple TX. For a complete depiction of the
watch see the associated watch outline update (WOUS64 KWNS WOU6).


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 600. Mean
storm motion vector 27020.


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