SPC Severe Thunderstorm Watch 704

SPC Severe Thunderstorm Watch 704

WW 704 SEVERE TSTM TX 041920Z – 050200Z

Severe Thunderstorm Watch Number 704
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
220 PM CDT Wed Oct 4 2023

The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

* Severe Thunderstorm Watch for portions of
Southwest to west-central Texas

* Effective this Wednesday afternoon and evening from 220 PM
until 900 PM CDT.

* Primary threats include…
Scattered damaging winds and isolated significant gusts to 75
mph possible
Scattered large hail and isolated very large hail events to 3
inches in diameter possible
A tornado or two possible

SUMMARY…Initial supercell near Fort Stockton may persist for
several hours while additional supercells form farther
north-northeast across the Permian Basin. Very large hail will be
the main threat initially, with severe wind gusts more likely as
storms consolidate into eastward-moving clusters.

The severe thunderstorm watch area is approximately along and 60
statute miles east and west of a line from 25 miles west of Dryden
TX to 100 miles northeast of Big Spring 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 65 knots. A
few cumulonimbi with maximum tops to 550. Mean storm motion vector


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