SPC Severe Thunderstorm Watch 177

SPC Severe Thunderstorm Watch 177

WW 177 SEVERE TSTM TX 022005Z – 030300Z

Severe Thunderstorm Watch Number 177
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
305 PM CDT Thu May 2 2024

The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

* Severe Thunderstorm Watch for portions of
Northwest and West Central Texas

* Effective this Thursday afternoon and evening from 305 PM until
1000 PM CDT.

* Primary threats include…
Scattered large hail and isolated very large hail events to 3
inches in diameter likely
Scattered damaging winds and isolated significant gusts to 75
mph possible
A tornado or two possible

SUMMARY…Thunderstorms are expected to rapidly intensify this
afternoon along a dryline, tracking slowly eastward across the watch
area. Very large hail and damaging winds will be possible with
these storms. A tornado or two is also possible.

The severe thunderstorm watch area is approximately along and 45
statute miles east and west of a line from 130 miles north of
Abilene TX to 90 miles south southwest of Brownwood TX. For a
complete depiction of the watch see the associated watch outline
update (WOUS64 KWNS WOU7).


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


AVIATION…A few severe thunderstorms with hail surface and aloft to
3 inches. Extreme turbulence and surface wind gusts to 65 knots. A
few cumulonimbi with maximum tops to 550. Mean storm motion vector


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