SPC Severe Thunderstorm Watch 696

SPC Severe Thunderstorm Watch 696

WW 696 SEVERE TSTM NM TX 021900Z – 030200Z

Severe Thunderstorm Watch Number 696
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
200 PM CDT Mon Oct 2 2023

The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

* Severe Thunderstorm Watch for portions of
Eastern New Mexico
Southwest Texas

* Effective this Monday afternoon and evening from 200 PM until
900 PM CDT.

* Primary threats include…
Scattered large hail and isolated very large hail events to 2.5
inches in diameter possible
Isolated damaging wind gusts to 65 mph possible
A tornado or two possible

SUMMARY…A few to several supercells should develop across eastern
New Mexico into the Texas Trans-Pecos and Permian Basin with a
primary threat of large hail. A tornado or two is possible,
particularly in the east-central to southeast New Mexico portion of
the watch.

The severe thunderstorm watch area is approximately along and 55
statute miles east and west of a line from 5 miles northwest of
Raton NM to 60 miles south southwest of Wink 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
2.5 inches. Extreme turbulence and surface wind gusts to 55 knots. A
few cumulonimbi with maximum tops to 500. Mean storm motion vector


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