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Tornado Watch 209
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WW0209 Radar
Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood Moderate Low
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
Moderate Moderate
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
Moderate Moderate

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   SEL9

   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   TORNADO WATCH NUMBER 209
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   210 PM MDT TUE JUN 3 2014

   THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A

   * TORNADO WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF 
     WESTERN NEBRASKA

   * EFFECTIVE THIS TUESDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING FROM 210 PM UNTIL
     1000 PM MDT.

   * PRIMARY THREATS INCLUDE...
     A COUPLE TORNADOES POSSIBLE
     ISOLATED SIGNIFICANT DAMAGING WIND GUSTS TO 80 MPH POSSIBLE
     ISOLATED VERY LARGE HAIL EVENTS TO 2 INCHES IN DIAMETER POSSIBLE

   THE TORNADO WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 65 STATUTE
   MILES NORTH AND SOUTH OF A LINE FROM 25 MILES WEST NORTHWEST OF
   SCOTTSBLUFF NEBRASKA TO 45 MILES EAST OF MULLEN NEBRASKA.  FOR A
   COMPLETE DEPICTION OF THE WATCH SEE THE ASSOCIATED WATCH OUTLINE
   UPDATE (WOUS64 KWNS WOU9).

   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 207...WW 208...

   DISCUSSION...STRONG TO LOCALLY EXTREME INSTABILITY BENEATH GRADUALLY
   ERODING CAP SHOULD FUEL ISOLATED INTENSE TSTM DEVELOPMENT ACROSS
   PARTS OF WRN NEB OVER THE NEXT SEVERAL HOURS. REMAINING INHIBITION
   APPEARS TO BE ERODING AS LARGE SCALE ASCENT SPREADS EAST FROM THE
   ROCKIES/HIGH PLAINS AND STRONG SFC HEATING RESULTS IN A DEEPENING
   AND WELL-MIXED BOUNDARY LAYER. STRENGTHENING LOW LEVEL SELY FLOW AND
   A VEERING PROFILE THROUGH THE STORM UPDRAFT LAYER SHOULD CONTRIBUTE
   TO MESOCYCLONE DEVELOPMENT AND PERSISTENCE WITH A COUPLE OF
   TORNADOES POSSIBLE. AMOUNT OF STORM COVERAGE STILL SOMEWHAT IN
   QUESTION GIVEN MAGNITUDE OF CAPPING AND WARMER AIR ALOFT.
   HOWEVER...CONDITIONAL THREAT IS SUFFICIENT ENOUGH TO WARRANT TORNADO
   WATCH AT THIS TIME.

   AVIATION...TORNADOES AND A FEW SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WITH HAIL
   SURFACE AND ALOFT TO 2 INCHES. EXTREME TURBULENCE AND SURFACE
   WIND GUSTS TO 70 KNOTS. A FEW CUMULONIMBI WITH MAXIMUM TOPS TO
   500. MEAN STORM MOTION VECTOR 28035.


   ...CARBIN
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