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Severe Thunderstorm Watch 173
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WW0173 Radar
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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   SEL3

   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH NUMBER 173
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   1155 AM MDT THU MAY 22 2014

   THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A

   * SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF 
     SOUTHEAST COLORADO
     EASTERN NEW MEXICO
     WESTERN OKLAHOMA PANHANDLE
     WESTERN TEXAS PANHANDLE

   * EFFECTIVE THIS THURSDAY MORNING AND EVENING FROM 1155 AM UNTIL
     700 PM MDT.

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

   THE SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 60
   STATUTE MILES EAST AND WEST OF A LINE FROM 40 MILES NORTH
   NORTHWEST OF LA JUNTA COLORADO TO 10 MILES SOUTH SOUTHEAST OF
   ROSWELL NEW MEXICO.  FOR A COMPLETE DEPICTION OF THE WATCH SEE
   THE ASSOCIATED WATCH OUTLINE UPDATE (WOUS64 KWNS WOU3).

   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 172...

   DISCUSSION...THUNDERSTORMS ARE INCREASING ACROSS EASTERN NM AND
   SOUTHEAST CO.  ACTIVITY WILL CONTINUE TO INCREASE IN COVERAGE AND
   AFFECT THE WATCH AREA THROUGH EARLY EVENING.  HIGH-BASED MULTICELL
   STORM CLUSTERS CAPABLE OF DAMAGING WINDS AND SOME HAIL APPEARS TO BE
   THE MAIN THREAT.

   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 500. MEAN STORM
   MOTION VECTOR 23025.


   ...HART
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