A tornado watch has been issued for the Texas Panhandle and Northwest Texas until 8 PM CDT. Additional watches are anticipated across West-Central Texas later this afternoon as thunderstorm coverage increases. The strongest storms will be capable of producing large hail up to the size of baseballs, damaging wind gusts over 70 MPH, and a couple tornadoes. Stay weather aware!

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TORNADO WATCH NUMBER 175
NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
1250 PM CDT SAT MAY 16 2015

THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A

* TORNADO WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF
WESTERN OKLAHOMA
NORTHWESTERN TEXAS

* EFFECTIVE THIS SATURDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING FROM 1250 PM
UNTIL 800 PM CDT.

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

SUMMARY…ORGANIZED SEVERE STORMS INCLUDING SUPERCELLS WITH VERY
LARGE HAIL…DAMAGING WIND AND A FEW TORNADOES ARE EXPECTED TO
INCREASE THROUGH THE AFTERNOON INITIALLY OVER THE TX PANHANDLE AND
NORTHERN PORTIONS OF WEST TEXAS…BUT ALSO OVER WESTERN OK A BIT
LATER THIS AFTERNOON.

THE TORNADO WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 90 STATUTE
MILES EAST AND WEST OF A LINE FROM 20 MILES NORTH NORTHWEST OF
GUYMON OKLAHOMA TO 80 MILES SOUTH SOUTHEAST OF CHILDRESS TEXAS.
FOR A COMPLETE DEPICTION OF THE WATCH SEE THE ASSOCIATED WATCH
OUTLINE UPDATE (WOUS64 KWNS WOU5).