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A small severe thunderstorm watch has been issued for Central Texas until 9 PM CDT. This watch is primarily due to the severe thunderstorm just south of Killeen that is moving east. Gatesville, Waco, Marlin, Temple, Rockdale, and Hearne are all included in this small watch.

. TEXAS COUNTIES INCLUDED ARE

BELL BURNET CORYELL
FALLS LIMESTONE MCLENNAN
MILAM ROBERTSON WILLIAMSON

SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH NUMBER 97
NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
505 PM CDT THU APR 23 2015

THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF
CENTRAL TEXAS

* EFFECTIVE THIS THURSDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING FROM 505 PM UNTIL
900 PM CDT.

* PRIMARY THREATS INCLUDE…
ISOLATED VERY LARGE HAIL EVENTS TO 2 INCHES IN DIAMETER POSSIBLE
ISOLATED DAMAGING WIND GUSTS TO 70 MPH POSSIBLE

SUMMARY…AN ISOLATED DEVELOPING STORM APPROACHING I-35 IN CENTRAL
TX NEAR TEMPLE COULD EVOLVE INTO A SUPERCELL WITH THE RISK FOR
DAMAGING WINDS AND HAIL FOR A FEW HOURS THIS EVENING.

THE SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 35
STATUTE MILES NORTH AND SOUTH OF A LINE FROM 50 MILES WEST OF
TEMPLE TEXAS TO 55 MILES EAST OF TEMPLE TEXAS. FOR A COMPLETE
DEPICTION OF THE WATCH SEE THE ASSOCIATED WATCH OUTLINE UPDATE
(WOUS64 KWNS WOU7).

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.