SPC Severe Thunderstorm Watch 250

SPC Severe Thunderstorm Watch 250

WW 250 SEVERE TSTM NM TX 162000Z – 170400Z

Severe Thunderstorm Watch Number 250
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
300 PM CDT Thu May 16 2024

The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

* Severe Thunderstorm Watch for portions of
Southeast New Mexico
West Texas into the Edwards Plateau

* Effective this Thursday afternoon and evening from 300 PM until
1100 PM CDT.

* Primary threats include…
Scattered large hail and isolated very large hail events to 2
inches in diameter possible
Scattered damaging wind gusts to 70 mph possible

SUMMARY…Thunderstorms will increase in coverage and intensity
through the afternoon/evening while spreading from southeast New
Mexico into west Texas and the Edwards Plateau. The main threats
will be large hail up to 2 inches in diameter with the more discrete
supercells, while severe outflow winds of 60-70 mph will be possible
as storms grow upscale into one or more line segments.

The severe thunderstorm watch area is approximately along and 60
statute miles north and south of a line from 60 miles west southwest
of Hobbs NM to 60 miles northeast of Junction TX. For a complete
depiction of the watch see the associated watch outline update


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
2 inches. Extreme turbulence and surface wind gusts to 60 knots. A
few cumulonimbi with maximum tops to 500. Mean storm motion vector


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