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Severe Thunderstorm Watch 162
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Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood Low Very Low
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
Moderate Moderate
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
Moderate Moderate

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   SEL2

   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH NUMBER 162
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   625 PM MDT TUE MAY 20 2014

   THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A

   * SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF 
     EXTREME EASTERN COLORADO
     NORTHWESTERN KANSAS
     WEST-CENTRAL AND SOUTHWESTERN NEBRASKA

   * EFFECTIVE THIS TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY MORNING FROM 625 PM
     UNTIL 100 AM MDT.

   * PRIMARY THREATS INCLUDE...
     ISOLATED SIGNIFICANT DAMAGING WIND GUSTS TO 75 MPH POSSIBLE
     ISOLATED VERY LARGE HAIL EVENTS TO 2.5 INCHES IN DIAMETER
       POSSIBLE

   THE SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 65
   STATUTE MILES EAST AND WEST OF A LINE FROM 50 MILES SOUTH OF
   GOODLAND KANSAS TO 65 MILES NORTHWEST OF NORTH PLATTE NEBRASKA. 
   FOR A COMPLETE DEPICTION OF THE WATCH SEE THE ASSOCIATED WATCH
   OUTLINE UPDATE (WOUS64 KWNS WOU2).

   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.

   &&

   OTHER WATCH INFORMATION...CONTINUE...WW 160...WW 161...

   DISCUSSION...TWO PRIMARY CLUSTERS OF SVR TSTMS -- OVER NEB PANHANDLE
   NEAR BFF AND ERN CO N LIC -- HAVE POTENTIAL TO CONTINUE PRODUCING
   LARGE HAIL AS THEY MOVE EWD TO ESEWD OUT OF WW 160.  WIND THREAT
   ALSO MAY INCREASE DEPENDING ON UPSCALE GROWTH PATTERN OF CURRENT
   STORM-SCALE COLD POOLS.  SOUTHERN COMPLEX MAY HAVE GREATER LONGEVITY
   INTO WRN KS BASED ON MORE FAVORABLE THERMODYNAMIC ENVIRONMENT IN ITS
   PROSPECTIVE PATH...HENCE LARGER WW AREA ON THAT END...HOWEVER EITHER
   COMPLEX MAY BACKBUILD/EXPAND IN ADDITION TO POTENTIAL FOR NEW
   DEVELOPMENT.  REF SPC MESOSCALE DISCUSSION 627 FOR MORE
   ENVIRONMENTAL DETAILS.

   AVIATION...A FEW SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WITH HAIL SURFACE AND ALOFT
   TO 2.5 INCHES. EXTREME TURBULENCE AND SURFACE WIND GUSTS TO 65
   KNOTS. A FEW CUMULONIMBI WITH MAXIMUM TOPS TO 500. MEAN STORM
   MOTION VECTOR 27030.


   ...EDWARDS
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