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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
Severe Thunderstorm Watch Number 199
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
1110 AM MDT Tue May 9 2017
The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a
* Severe Thunderstorm Watch for portions of
Northern and central New Mexico
* Effective this Tuesday morning and evening from 1110 AM until
600 PM MDT.
* Primary threats include...
Scattered large hail likely with isolated very large hail events
to 2.5 inches in diameter possible
Scattered damaging wind gusts to 70 mph possible
A tornado or two possible
SUMMARY...Thunderstorms will continue to intensify over the
mountains of northern NM and southern CO, and eventually spread
northeastward across the watch area. Large hail is the primary
threat. However, a few supercells capable of a tornado or two may
also occur this afternoon.
The severe thunderstorm watch area is approximately along and 75
statute miles east and west of a line from 10 miles south southeast
of Corona NM to 25 miles east northeast of Pueblo CO. For a complete
depiction of the watch see the associated watch outline update
(WOUS64 KWNS WOU9).
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
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 450. Mean storm motion vector