Severe Thunderstorm Watch until 11 PM for North Texas, Central Texas, and portions of the Hill Country. Several severe thunderstorms are underway in West Texas. These storms along with additional development will move east into the watch area this evening. The strongest storms may produce hail up to the size of golfballs and wind gusts up to 70 MPH. Flooding is also a concern. We may see an enhanced wind threat develop tonight as a squall line races east towards Interstate 35.

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SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH NUMBER 236
NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
325 PM CDT THU MAY 28 2015

THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF
PARTS OF CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN OKLAHOMA
PORTIONS OF NORTHERN AND CENTRAL TEXAS

* EFFECTIVE THIS THURSDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING FROM 325 PM UNTIL
1100 PM CDT.

* PRIMARY THREATS INCLUDE…
SCATTERED DAMAGING WIND GUSTS TO 70 MPH POSSIBLE
ISOLATED VERY LARGE HAIL EVENTS TO 2.5 INCHES IN DIAMETER
POSSIBLE
A TORNADO OR TWO POSSIBLE

SUMMARY…THUNDERSTORMS CONTINUE TO DEVELOP ACROSS PARTS OF CENTRAL
OKLAHOMA THIS AFTERNOON…WHILE OTHER/VIGOROUS STORMS EVOLVING OVER
THE TEXAS SOUTH PLAINS ARE FORECAST TO ORGANIZE INTO A BOWING MCS
AND SHIFT EAST-SOUTHEASTWARD INTO NORTH TEXAS WITH TIME. RISK FOR
LARGE HAIL AND DAMAGING WINDS IS EVIDENT — WITH WIND RISK POSSIBLY
BECOMING WIDESPREAD INTO THIS EVENING PRESUMING UPSCALE GROWTH INTO
A BOWING MCS OCCURS AS ANTICIPATED.

THE SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 50
STATUTE MILES EAST AND WEST OF A LINE FROM 20 MILES NORTHEAST OF
OKLAHOMA CITY OKLAHOMA TO 55 MILES SOUTH SOUTHEAST OF BROWNWOOD
TEXAS. FOR A COMPLETE DEPICTION OF THE WATCH SEE THE ASSOCIATED
WATCH OUTLINE UPDATE (WOUS64 KWNS WOU6).

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. SEVER