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Mesoscale Discussion 552
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   MESOSCALE DISCUSSION 0552
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   0544 PM CDT FRI MAY 08 2015

   AREAS AFFECTED...PARTS OF E CENTRAL AND SERN CO/NERN NM

   CONCERNING...TORNADO WATCH 144...

   VALID 082244Z - 090015Z

   THE SEVERE WEATHER THREAT FOR TORNADO WATCH 144 CONTINUES.

   SUMMARY...ISOLATED SEVERE/SUPERCELL STORMS CONTINUE ACROSS THE WW
   AREA...WITH LARGE HAIL/LOCALLY DAMAGING WINDS...AND POSSIBLY A
   TORNADO OR TWO.

   DISCUSSION...LATEST RADAR AND SATELLITE LOOPS SHOW ISOLATED
   SEVERE/ROTATING STORMS OVER SRN EL PASO AND PUEBLO COUNTIES...AND
   MOVING INTO WRN OTERO COUNTY ATTM...WITHIN A BACKGROUND
   THERMODYNAMIC ENVIRONMENT FEATURING ROUGHLY 500 J/KG MIXED-LAYER
   CAPE.  DESPITE SOMEWHAT LIMITED INSTABILITY HOWEVER...SHEAR REMAINS
   QUITE SUPPORTIVE OF ROTATING STORMS...WITH FLOW VEERING RAPIDLY WITH
   HEIGHT FROM ELY AT THE SURFACE TO SWLY AT 3 KM...AND INCREASING TO
   50 KT AT MID-LEVELS PER LATEST PUX /PUEBLO CO/ WSR-88D.  THE
   PERSISTENTLY LOW-LEVEL SELY UPSLOPE FLOW CONTINUES TO SUPPORT TCU/CB
   GENERATION INVOF THE FRONT RANGE /AS NOTED OVER THE HUERFANO AND WRN
   PUEBLO COUNTY VICINITY ATTM/...AND EVOLUTION OF ADDITIONAL
   SEVERE/SUPERCELL STORMS MAY RESULT -- MAINLY ACROSS THE SERN CO AND
   ADJACENT NERN NM PORTIONS OF THE WW IN THE NEXT HOUR OR SO.

   ..GOSS.. 05/08/2015


   ATTN...WFO...AMA...PUB...BOU...ABQ...

   LAT...LON   39080558 39140369 35600266 35590449 39080558 

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