Tornado Watch for West Texas, Northwest Texas, the Big Country, the Concho Valley, and the Permian Basin until 8 PM. LUbbock, Odessa, Van Horn, Sonora, San Angelo, Abilene, Lubbock, and Vernon are a few cities in the watch area. The strongest storms may produce hail up to the size of tennis-balls, 70 MPH wind gust, and a few tornadoes.

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TORNADO WATCH NUMBER 234
NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
1245 PM CDT THU MAY 28 2015

THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A

* TORNADO WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF
SOUTHEASTERN NEW MEXICO
PORTIONS OF THE WRN HALF OF TEXAS

* EFFECTIVE THIS THURSDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING FROM 1245 PM
UNTIL 800 PM CDT.

* PRIMARY THREATS INCLUDE…
A FEW TORNADOES POSSIBLE
SCATTERED LARGE HAIL AND ISOLATED VERY LARGE HAIL EVENTS TO 3
INCHES IN DIAMETER POSSIBLE
ISOLATED DAMAGING WIND GUSTS TO 70 MPH POSSIBLE

SUMMARY…THUNDERSTORMS ARE FORECAST TO INCREASE IN BOTH COVERAGE
AND INTENSITY OVER THE NEXT FEW HOURS ACROSS THE WATCH AREA…WITH
INITIAL/MORE ISOLATED CONVECTION POTENTIALLY GROWING UPSCALE INTO
ONE OR MORE CLUSTERS/LINES WITH TIME. VERY LARGE HAIL IS EXPECTED
ALONG WITH THE POTENTIAL FOR A FEW TORNADOES. LOCALLY DAMAGING
WINDS ARE ALSO EXPECTED…WITH MORE WIDESPREAD WIND RISK POTENTIALLY
EVOLVING IF STORMS INDEED CONGEAL INTO A MORE LINEAR/BOWING
STRUCTURE.

THE TORNADO WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 115 STATUTE
MILES EAST AND WEST OF A LINE FROM 45 MILES EAST NORTHEAST OF
LUBBOCK TEXAS TO 50 MILES WEST SOUTHWEST OF DRYDEN TEXAS. FOR A
COMPLETE DEPICTION OF THE WATCH SEE THE ASSOCIATED WATCH OUTLINE
UPDATE (WOUS64 KWNS WOU4).

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

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.