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Severe Thunderstorm Watch 176
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Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood Low Low
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
Moderate Low
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
Moderate Moderate

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   SEL6

   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH NUMBER 176
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   230 PM CDT MON MAY 16 2016

   THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A

   * SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF 
     SOUTHEASTERN COLORADO
     SOUTHWEST KANSAS
     NORTHEAST NEW MEXICO
     THE OKLAHOMA PANHANDLE
     THE TEXAS PANHANDLE

   * EFFECTIVE THIS MONDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING FROM 230 PM UNTIL
     1000 PM CDT.

   * PRIMARY THREATS INCLUDE...
     SCATTERED LARGE HAIL AND ISOLATED VERY LARGE HAIL EVENTS TO 2.5
       INCHES IN DIAMETER POSSIBLE
     ISOLATED DAMAGING WIND GUSTS TO 70 MPH POSSIBLE
     A TORNADO OR TWO POSSIBLE

   SUMMARY...THUNDERSTORMS HAVE BEGUN TO DEVELOP ACROSS SOUTHEAST
   COLORADO AND ADJACENT NORTHEAST NEW MEXICO THIS AFTERNOON....WITH
   STORMS EXPECTED TO DEVELOP/SPREAD EAST-SOUTHEASTWARD WITH TIME. 
   LARGE HAIL AND LOCALLY DAMAGING WINDS WILL BE POSSIBLE WITH THE
   STRONGER CELLS...ALONG WITH POTENTIAL FOR AN ISOLATED TORNADO --
   PARTICULARLY LATE THIS AFTERNOON AND EARLY THIS EVENING.

   THE SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 85
   STATUTE MILES NORTH AND SOUTH OF A LINE FROM 40 MILES WEST
   SOUTHWEST OF CLAYTON NEW MEXICO TO 75 MILES EAST NORTHEAST OF
   BORGER TEXAS.  FOR A COMPLETE DEPICTION OF THE WATCH SEE THE
   ASSOCIATED WATCH OUTLINE UPDATE (WOUS64 KWNS WOU6).

   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.

   &&

   AVIATION...A FEW SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WITH HAIL SURFACE AND ALOFT
   TO 2.5 INCHES. EXTREME TURBULENCE AND SURFACE WIND GUSTS TO 60
   KNOTS. A FEW CUMULONIMBI WITH MAXIMUM TOPS TO 500. MEAN STORM
   MOTION VECTOR 28035.


   ...GOSS
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