A severe thunderstorm watch is now in effect until 9 PM for portions of North Texas, Texoma, into the Big Country. Wichita Falls, Sweetwater, Abilene, Ballinger, Brownwood, Stephenville, Hamilton, Cleburne, Fort Worth, Dallas, Sherman, and Jacksboro are a few towns included in this watch. The strongest storms will be capable of producing damaging hail up to the size of baseballs. An isolated tornado is not out of the question. Storms will move east at 20-30 MPH.

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SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH NUMBER 59
NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
210 PM CDT WED MAR 30 2016

THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF
PARTS OF NORTHWEST AND NORTH CENTRAL TEXAS

* EFFECTIVE THIS WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING FROM 210 PM
UNTIL 900 PM CDT.

* PRIMARY THREATS INCLUDE…
SCATTERED LARGE HAIL LIKELY WITH ISOLATED VERY LARGE HAIL EVENTS
TO 2.5 INCHES IN DIAMETER POSSIBLE
ISOLATED DAMAGING WIND GUSTS TO 70 MPH POSSIBLE

SUMMARY…SCATTERED THUNDERSTORM DEVELOPMENT IS EXPECTED THROUGH THE
AFTERNOON…WITH STORMS EXPECTED TO SPREAD EASTWARD THROUGH THE
EVENING. THE STORM ENVIRONMENT FAVORS SUPERCELLS…WITH THE MAIN
THREAT BEING VERY LARGE HAIL AND ISOLATED DAMAGING GUSTS.

. TEXAS COUNTIES INCLUDED ARE

BOSQUE BROWN CALLAHAN
COKE COLEMAN COLLIN
COMANCHE COOKE DALLAS
DENTON EASTLAND ERATH
FISHER GRAYSON HAMILTON
HASKELL HOOD JACK
JOHNSON JONES MILLS
MONTAGUE NOLAN PALO PINTO
PARKER RUNNELS SHACKELFORD
SOMERVELL STEPHENS TARRANT
TAYLOR THROCKMORTON WISE
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