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WW0255 RADAR Thumbnail Image Severe Thunderstorm Watch #255
Issued/Updated: May 22, 2017 at 2303 UTC
Expires: May 23, 2017 at 0200 UTC
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  • SPC Severe Thunderstorm Watch 255

    Mon, 22 May 2017 22:38:02 +0000 UTC

    WW 255 SEVERE TSTM NM TX 221900Z - 230200Z
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    URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
    Severe Thunderstorm Watch Number 255
    NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
    100 PM MDT Mon May 22 2017
    
    The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a
    
    * Severe Thunderstorm Watch for portions of 
      East Central and Southeast New Mexico
      West Texas
    
    * Effective this Monday afternoon and evening from 100 PM until
      800 PM MDT.
    
    * Primary threats include...
      Scattered large hail and isolated very large hail events to 2
        inches in diameter possible
      Scattered damaging wind gusts to 70 mph possible
    
    SUMMARY...Thunderstorms are developing over the higher terrain of
    eastern new Mexico within the low-level moisture axis.  The storms
    are likely to intensify as they move east-southeastward this
    afternoon with stronger storms capable of producing large hail and
    damaging winds.
    
    The severe thunderstorm watch area is approximately along and 75
    statute miles east and west of a line from 55 miles north of Cannon
    Afb NM to 40 miles south southwest of Hobbs NM. For a complete
    depiction of the watch see the associated watch outline update
    (WOUS64 KWNS WOU5).
    
    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 60 knots. A
    few cumulonimbi with maximum tops to 500. Mean storm motion vector
    28030.
    
    ...Weiss
    
    
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  • SPC Severe Thunderstorm Watch 255 Status Reports

    Mon, 22 May 2017 22:38:03 +0000 UTC

    WW 0255 Status Updates
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    STATUS REPORT ON WW 255
    
    THE SEVERE WEATHER THREAT CONTINUES ACROSS THE ENTIRE WATCH AREA.
    
    ..BROYLES..05/22/17
    
    ATTN...WFO...ABQ...MAF...LUB...AMA...
    
    
    STATUS REPORT FOR WS 255 
    
    SEVERE WEATHER THREAT CONTINUES FOR THE FOLLOWING AREAS 
    
    NMC005-009-011-015-019-025-037-041-222340-
    
    NM 
    .    NEW MEXICO COUNTIES INCLUDED ARE
    
    CHAVES               CURRY               DE BACA             
    EDDY                 GUADALUPE           LEA                 
    QUAY                 ROOSEVELT           
    
    
    TXC003-017-069-079-117-165-219-279-369-445-501-222340-
    
    TX 
    .    TEXAS COUNTIES INCLUDED ARE
    
    ANDREWS              BAILEY              CASTRO              
    COCHRAN              DEAF SMITH          GAINES              
    HOCKLEY              LAMB                PARMER              
    TERRY                YOAKUM              
    
    
    THE WATCH STATUS MESSAGE IS FOR GUIDANCE PURPOSES ONLY.  PLEASE
    REFER TO WATCH COUNTY NOTIFICATION STATEMENTS FOR OFFICIAL
    INFORMATION ON COUNTIES...INDEPENDENT CITIES AND MARINE ZONES
    CLEARED FROM SEVERE THUNDERSTORM AND TORNADO WATCHES.
    
    
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