A Severe Thunderstorm Watch has been issued for the Coastal Bend and Coastal Plains regions of the Middle-Texas Coast. This watch is relatively short-duration only running until 12 PM. It mainly covers the complex of thunderstorms now approaching Refugio and Rockport. Those storms, along with potential new development, will move northeast up the coast this morning. I wouldn’t be surprised to see an additional watch issued for Southeast Texas later on.

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SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH NUMBER 40
NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
800 AM CST WED MAR 9 2016

THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF
MIDDLE TEXAS GULF COAST
COASTAL WATERS

* EFFECTIVE THIS WEDNESDAY MORNING FROM 800 AM UNTIL NOON CST.

* PRIMARY THREATS INCLUDE…
ISOLATED DAMAGING WIND GUSTS TO 70 MPH POSSIBLE
ISOLATED LARGE HAIL EVENTS TO 1 INCH IN DIAMETER POSSIBLE
A TORNADO OR TWO POSSIBLE

SUMMARY…THUNDERSTORMS NOW FORMING NEAR CORPUS CHRISTI EXPECTED TO
MOVE/DEVELOP NORTHEAST ALONG THE MIDDLE TEXAS GULF COAST THROUGH
MIDDAY…WITH AN ASSOCIATED RISK FOR LOCALLY DAMAGING
WIND…HAIL…AND PERHAPS A TORNADO.

THE SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 40
STATUTE MILES EITHER SIDE OF A LINE FROM 20 MILES SOUTHWEST OF
CORPUS CHRISTI TEXAS TO 30 MILES NORTH NORTHEAST OF ANGLETON
TEXAS. FOR A COMPLETE DEPICTION OF THE WATCH SEE THE ASSOCIATED
WATCH OUTLINE UPDATE (WOUS64 KWNS WOU0).

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

REMEMBER…A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH MEANS CONDITIONS ARE
FAVORABLE FOR 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. SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS CAN AND OCCASIONALLY
DO PRODUCE TORNADOES.