A new tornado watch has been issued for the Big Country and North Texas. This watch includes Abilene, Stephenville, Sherman, Denton, Dallas, Waxahachie, and Waco. The watch generally runs along and west of Interstate 35 until 3 AM. A line of strong to severe storms will move from west to east across the watch area through 3 AM. The strongest parts of the line may produce damaging wind gusts up to 70 MPH. A few brief spinup tornadoes are also possible. This is no reason to have a panic attack or be worried. Simply have a way to receive weather warnings and have a safety plan in case you need to use it. We’ll keep you updated!

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TORNADO WATCH NUMBER 541
NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
1030 PM CST MON NOV 16 2015

THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A

* TORNADO WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF
CENTRAL AND NORTH CENTRAL TEXAS

* EFFECTIVE THIS MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY MORNING FROM 1030 PM
UNTIL 300 AM CST.

* PRIMARY THREATS INCLUDE…
A COUPLE TORNADOES POSSIBLE
SCATTERED DAMAGING WINDS LIKELY WITH ISOLATED SIGNIFICANT GUSTS
TO 75 MPH POSSIBLE
ISOLATED LARGE HAIL EVENTS TO 1.5 INCHES IN DIAMETER POSSIBLE

SUMMARY…THUNDERSTORMS NOW EXITING THE TEXAS SOUTH PLAINS AND
APPROACHING WESTERN PARTS OF THE HILL COUNTRY / NORTHWEST TEXAS
EXPECTED TO FURTHER STRENGTHEN AND MERGE INTO A MORE SOLID LINE
BETWEEN NOW AND SUNRISE. AS THE LINE CONTINUES EASTWARD…A RISK
WILL EXIST FOR DAMAGING WIND…ISOLATED TORNADOES…AND MARGINALLY
SEVERE HAIL.

THE TORNADO WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 100 STATUTE
MILES EAST AND WEST OF A LINE FROM 20 MILES EAST OF WICHITA FALLS
TEXAS TO 60 MILES SOUTH SOUTHEAST OF BROWNWOOD TEXAS. FOR A
COMPLETE DEPICTION OF THE WATCH SEE THE ASSOCIATED WATCH OUTLINE
UPDATE (WOUS64 KWNS WOU1).

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.