The Storm Prediction Center has issued a tornado watch for West-Central Texas until 1 AM. This somewhat small watch has been issued due to a few supercell thunderstorms ongoing. These supercells are in an environment supportive of severe weather including the threat for a few tornadoes this evening.
TORNADO WATCH NUMBER 132
NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
810 PM CDT TUE MAY 5 2015
THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A
* TORNADO WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF
NORTHWEST AND WEST TEXAS
* EFFECTIVE THIS TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY MORNING FROM 810 PM
UNTIL 100 AM CDT.
* PRIMARY THREATS INCLUDE…
A COUPLE TORNADOES POSSIBLE
ISOLATED SIGNIFICANT DAMAGING WIND GUSTS TO 75 MPH POSSIBLE
ISOLATED VERY LARGE HAIL EVENTS TO 2 INCHES IN DIAMETER POSSIBLE
SUMMARY…ISOLATED SUPERCELLS MAY SUSTAIN A TORNADO THREAT FOR A FEW
HOURS THIS EVENING. SOME ADDITIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND ENLARGEMENT OF
SEVERE-STORM THREAT IS POSSIBLE BEYOND ONGOING STORMS. SEE SPC
MESOSCALE DISCUSSION 513 FOR METEOROLOGICAL DETAILS.
THE TORNADO WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 45 STATUTE
MILES EAST AND WEST OF A LINE FROM 55 MILES SOUTHWEST OF ABILENE
TEXAS TO 125 MILES NORTH NORTHWEST OF ABILENE TEXAS. FOR A
COMPLETE DEPICTION OF THE WATCH SEE THE ASSOCIATED WATCH OUTLINE
UPDATE (WOUS64 KWNS WOU2).
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.