URGENT – IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
Severe Thunderstorm Watch Number 698
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
900 PM CDT Mon Oct 2 2023
The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a
* Severe Thunderstorm Watch for portions of
East-central and northeastern New Mexico
Western Oklahoma Panhandle
Western and northwestern Texas Panhandle
* Effective this Monday night and Tuesday morning from 900 PM
until 400 AM 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…An organized line of thunderstorms over east-central and
northeastern NM will pose a threat for severe gusts and occasional
hail as it moves northeastward across the watch area tonight.
Isolated severe thunderstorms with large to significant hail also
may still develop ahead of the line.
The severe thunderstorm watch area is approximately along and 50
statute miles east and west of a line from 35 miles south southeast
of Tucumcari NM to 45 miles west northwest of Guymon OK. For a
complete depiction of the watch see the associated watch outline
update (WOUS64 KWNS WOU8).
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
OTHER WATCH INFORMATION…This severe thunderstorm watch replaces
severe thunderstorm watch number 696. Watch number 696 will not
be in effect after 900 PM CDT. CONTINUE…WW 697…
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