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Severe Thunderstorm Watch

Radar as of 10:30 am Tuesday had a thunderstorm dumping 1-inch hail near Killeen. Some of what we could expect later today. The National Weather Service placed the area under a Severe Thunderstorm Watch from now until 6:00 pm.

Severe Thunderstorm Watch for portions of
Southwest Arkansas
Northwest Louisiana
Southeast Oklahoma
Central and Northeast Texas

Effective this Tuesday morning and evening from 1025 AM until 6:00 pm.

Primary threats include scattered large hail likely with isolated substantial hail events up to 2.5 inches in diameter possible. Scattered damaging wind gusts to 70 mph possible

Thunderstorms are intensifying over central Texas and will spread northeastward across the watch area through the afternoon. Other storms will form along with an approaching cold front. Large hail and damaging winds will be possible in the most active cells.

The severe thunderstorm watch area is approximately along and 75 statute miles north and south of a line from 50 miles west of Temple to 40 miles northeast of Shreveport.

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 tornadoes.

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 500. Mean storm motion vector 26030.