SPC Severe Thunderstorm Watch 54

SPC Severe Thunderstorm Watch 54

WW 54 SEVERE TSTM TX CW 151835Z – 160100Z

Severe Thunderstorm Watch Number 54
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
135 PM CDT Fri Mar 15 2024

The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

* Severe Thunderstorm Watch for portions of
southern and southeastern Texas
Coastal Waters

* Effective this Friday afternoon and evening from 135 PM until
800 PM CDT.

* Primary threats include…
Widespread large hail likely with isolated very large hail
events to 3 inches in diameter possible
Scattered damaging wind gusts to 70 mph possible

SUMMARY…Thunderstorms are expected to expand in coverage across
southern and eventually into southeastern Texas over the next few
hours. Very large hail will be possible with these storms, along
with potential for locally damaging wind gusts and perhaps a
tornado. Storms may linger into the evening, particularly across
western portions of the watch across the Rio Grande Valley vicinity.

The severe thunderstorm watch area is approximately along and 70
statute miles either side of a line from 95 miles west of Hondo TX
to 15 miles northeast of Galveston TX. For a complete depiction of
the watch see the associated watch outline update (WOUS64 KWNS


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 60 knots. A
few cumulonimbi with maximum tops to 500. Mean storm motion vector


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