The first tornado watch of the day has been issued. This watch includes Southwest and South-Central Texas including Del Rio, San Antonio, and Austin. We’ll see thunderstorms increase this morning into the early afternoon hours. The strongest storms will be capable of producing golfball size hail, wind gusts up to 70 MPH, and a couple of tornadoes. Additional severe weather watches will be required across other parts of Texas today.
TORNADO WATCH NUMBER 210
NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
900 AM CDT MON MAY 25 2015
THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A
* TORNADO WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF
SOUTHWEST INTO CENTRAL TEXAS
* EFFECTIVE THIS MONDAY MORNING AND AFTERNOON FROM 900 AM UNTIL
400 PM CDT.
* PRIMARY THREATS INCLUDE…
A COUPLE 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…ONGOING SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED TO INCREASE IN
AREAL COVERAGE TODAY WITH ACTIVITY MOVING EAST ACROSS THE WATCH
AREA. A COUPLE OF TORNADOES…LARGE HAIL AND DAMAGING WINDS WILL
ACCOMPANY THE STRONGEST STORMS.
THE TORNADO WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 60 STATUTE
MILES NORTH AND SOUTH OF A LINE FROM 95 MILES WEST OF HONDO TEXAS
TO 45 MILES EAST SOUTHEAST OF AUSTIN TEXAS. FOR A COMPLETE
DEPICTION OF THE WATCH SEE THE ASSOCIATED WATCH OUTLINE UPDATE
(WOUS64 KWNS WOU0).
REMEMBER…A TORNADO WATCH MEANS CONDITIONS ARE FAVORABLE FOR
TORNADOES AND 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.