Severe Thunderstorm Watch for portions of North Texas, Central Texas, the Concho Valley, Big Country, nd Hill Country until 10 AM CDT. This watch includes Abilene, Graham, Mineral Wells, Comanche, Gatesville, Waco, Temple, San Saba, San Angelo, Junction, and Ozona. It does not include the D/FW Metroplex, Austin, or San Antonio. A line of severe thunderstorms located from near Abilene to Robert Lee and Sterling City will continue to move southeast/east this morning. Damaging wind gusts of 50-65 MPH along with small hail and very heavy rain will be a threat with this complex. Additional non-severe storms are forming across the D/FW Metroplex in association with a boundary. Those storms are not expected to produce severe weather but will have an enhanced flash flood risk.

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SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH NUMBER 243
NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
135 AM CDT SAT MAY 30 2015

THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF
WEST CENTRAL INTO NORTH CENTRAL TEXAS

* EFFECTIVE THIS SATURDAY MORNING FROM 135 AM UNTIL 1000 AM CDT.

* PRIMARY THREATS INCLUDE…
ISOLATED DAMAGING WIND GUSTS TO 70 MPH POSSIBLE
ISOLATED LARGE HAIL EVENTS TO 1.5 INCHES IN DIAMETER POSSIBLE

SUMMARY…MCS NOW EXITING THE TX SOUTH PLAINS SHOULD MOVE/DEVELOP
GENERALLY ESE THROUGH SUNRISE…WITH SOME ATTENDANT RISK FOR HAIL
AND LOCALLY DAMAGING WIND.

THE SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 80
STATUTE MILES NORTH AND SOUTH OF A LINE FROM 45 MILES SOUTH OF
BIG SPRING TEXAS TO 35 MILES SOUTH SOUTHEAST OF FORT WORTH TEXAS.
FOR A COMPLETE DEPICTION OF THE WATCH SEE THE ASSOCIATED WATCH
OUTLINE UPDATE (WOUS64 KWNS WOU3).

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.