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Tornado Watch 165
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WW0165 Radar
Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood Moderate Moderate
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
Moderate Low
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
High Moderate

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   SEL5

   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   TORNADO WATCH NUMBER 165
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   1235 PM MDT WED MAY 21 2014

   THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A

   * TORNADO WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF 
     NORTH CENTRAL COLORADO
     SOUTHEAST WYOMING

   * EFFECTIVE THIS WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING FROM 1235 PM
     UNTIL 800 PM MDT.

   * PRIMARY THREATS INCLUDE...
     A FEW TORNADOES LIKELY WITH A COUPLE INTENSE TORNADOES POSSIBLE
     WIDESPREAD LARGE HAIL LIKELY WITH ISOLATED VERY LARGE HAIL
       EVENTS TO 3 INCHES IN DIAMETER POSSIBLE
     SCATTERED DAMAGING WIND GUSTS TO 70 MPH POSSIBLE

   THE TORNADO WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 50 STATUTE
   MILES EAST AND WEST OF A LINE FROM 50 MILES NORTHWEST OF
   TORRINGTON WYOMING TO 45 MILES WEST SOUTHWEST OF LIMON COLORADO. 
   FOR A COMPLETE DEPICTION OF THE WATCH SEE THE ASSOCIATED WATCH
   OUTLINE UPDATE (WOUS64 KWNS WOU5).

   PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

   REMEMBER...A TORNADO WATCH MEANS CONDITIONS ARE FAVORABLE FOR
   TORNADOES AND 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.

   &&

   OTHER WATCH INFORMATION...CONTINUE...WW 164...

   DISCUSSION...THUNDERSTORMS HAVE BEGUN TO FORM ALONG THE FRONT RANGE
   OF NORTH CENTRAL CO INTO SOUTHEAST WY.  ACTIVITY WILL DEVELOP OFF
   THE MOUNTAINS THIS AFTERNOON INTO A MORE UNSTABLE AIR MASS...WHERE
   VERTICAL SHEAR PROFILES WILL PROMOTE SUPERCELL STORMS.  VERY LARGE
   HAIL AND A FEW TORNADOES  ARE EXPECTED.

   AVIATION...TORNADOES AND A FEW SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WITH HAIL
   SURFACE AND ALOFT TO 3 INCHES. EXTREME TURBULENCE AND SURFACE
   WIND GUSTS TO 60 KNOTS. A FEW CUMULONIMBI WITH MAXIMUM TOPS TO
   500. MEAN STORM MOTION VECTOR 25030.


   ...HART
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