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Severe Thunderstorm Watch 160
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Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood Low Very Low
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
Moderate Low
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
Moderate Moderate

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   SEL0

   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH NUMBER 160
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   235 PM MDT TUE MAY 20 2014

   THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A

   * SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF 
     NORTHEAST COLORADO
     NEBRASKA PANHANDLE
     SOUTHEAST WYOMING

   * EFFECTIVE THIS TUESDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING FROM 235 PM UNTIL
     900 PM MDT.

   * PRIMARY THREATS INCLUDE...
     SCATTERED LARGE HAIL AND ISOLATED VERY LARGE HAIL EVENTS TO 2
       INCHES IN DIAMETER POSSIBLE
     ISOLATED DAMAGING WIND GUSTS TO 70 MPH POSSIBLE
     A TORNADO OR TWO POSSIBLE

   THE SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 65
   STATUTE MILES EAST AND WEST OF A LINE FROM 30 MILES NORTHEAST OF
   DOUGLAS WYOMING TO 20 MILES WEST SOUTHWEST OF LIMON COLORADO. 
   FOR A COMPLETE DEPICTION OF THE WATCH SEE THE ASSOCIATED WATCH
   OUTLINE UPDATE (WOUS64 KWNS WOU0).

   PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

   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 TORNADOES.

   &&

   DISCUSSION...ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS ARE FORMING ON THE FRONT RANGE
   FROM SOUTHEAST WY INTO NORTH CENTRAL CO.  A FEW OF THESE STORMS ARE
   EXPECTED TO BECOME SEVERE AND TRACK EASTWARD ACROSS THE WATCH AREA
   THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING.  SUFFICIENT DEEP LAYER VERTICAL SHEAR
   AND INSTABILITY WILL POSE RISK OF SUPERCELLS CAPABLE OF PRIMARILY
   LARGE HAIL.

   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 450. MEAN STORM
   MOTION VECTOR 27030.


   ...HART
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