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Severe Thunderstorm Watch 39
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Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood Low Very Low
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
Moderate Low
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
Moderate Moderate

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   SEL9

   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH NUMBER 39
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   700 PM CST TUE MAR 8 2016

   THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A

   * SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF 
     SOUTH CENTRAL AND DEEP SOUTH TEXAS
     COASTAL WATERS

   * EFFECTIVE THIS TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY MORNING FROM 700 PM
     UNTIL 200 AM CST.

   * 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
     A TORNADO OR TWO POSSIBLE

   SUMMARY...THUNDERSTORMS WILL INCREASE IN COVERAGE AND INTENSITY
   WHILE SPREADING NORTHEASTWARD FROM THE RIO GRANDE VALLEY INTO SOUTH
   TEXAS OVERNIGHT.  THE STORM ENVIRONMENT WILL PRIMARILY FAVOR LARGE
   HAIL AND DAMAGING WINDS WITH BOTH SUPERCELLS AND MERGING CLUSTERS OF
   STORMS.  AN ISOLATED TORNADO MAY OCCUR...MAINLY LATER TONIGHT CLOSER
   TO THE MIDDLE TEXAS COAST.

   THE SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 65
   STATUTE MILES EAST AND WEST OF A LINE FROM 45 MILES NORTHWEST OF
   NEW BRAUNFELS TEXAS TO 15 MILES WEST SOUTHWEST OF MCALLEN TEXAS. 
   FOR A COMPLETE DEPICTION OF THE WATCH SEE THE ASSOCIATED WATCH
   OUTLINE UPDATE (WOUS64 KWNS WOU9).

   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 24025.


   ...THOMPSON
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