SPC Severe Thunderstorm Watch 697

SPC Severe Thunderstorm Watch 697

WW 697 SEVERE TSTM NM TX 022310Z – 030700Z

Severe Thunderstorm Watch Number 697
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
610 PM CDT Mon Oct 2 2023

The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

* Severe Thunderstorm Watch for portions of
Extreme eastern New Mexico
South Plains and northern Permian Basin of Texas

* Effective this Monday night and Tuesday morning from 610 PM
until 200 AM CDT.

* Primary threats include…
Scattered large hail and isolated very large hail events to 2.5
inches in diameter likely
Scattered damaging wind gusts to 70 mph likely
A tornado or two possible

SUMMARY…In addition to ongoing severe convection over NM, several
strong-severe thunderstorms are expected to develop over the watch
area on either side of the TX/NM line and move northward to
northeastward through this evening, and past the valid time of watch
696. Damaging hail and severe gusts will be the main concerns,
though a tornado cannot be ruled out.

The severe thunderstorm watch area is approximately along and 35
statute miles east and west of a line from 45 miles south southeast
of Hobbs NM to 45 miles northeast of Cannon Afb NM. 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 60 knots. A
few cumulonimbi with maximum tops to 550. Mean storm motion vector


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