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Severe Thunderstorm Watch 235
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WW0235 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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   SEL5

   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH NUMBER 235
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   115 PM MDT THU MAY 28 2015

   THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A

   * SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF 
     EASTERN COLORADO
     WESTERN KANSAS
     PARTS OF WESTERN NEBRASKA
     NORTHEAST NEW MEXICO
     THE OKLAHOMA PANHANDLE
     NORTHERN PORTIONS OF THE TEXAS PANHANDLE

   * EFFECTIVE THIS THURSDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING FROM 115 PM UNTIL
     800 PM MDT.

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

   SUMMARY...THUNDERSTORMS CONTINUE TO INCREASE IN COVERAGE ACROSS
   EASTERN COLORADO AND ADJACENT AREAS...WITH ADDITIONAL INCREASES IN
   STORM COVERAGE AND INTENSITY FORECAST OVER THE NEXT SEVERAL HOURS. 
   RISK FOR LOCALLY DAMAGING WINDS AND LARGE HAIL IS EXPECTED TO
   EVOLVE...WITH WIND RISK POSSIBLY INCREASING LATER THIS AFTERNOON
   GIVEN POTENTIAL FOR STORMS TO GROW UPSCALE LINEARLY.

   THE SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 95
   STATUTE MILES EAST AND WEST OF A LINE FROM 60 MILES NORTH
   NORTHEAST OF AKRON COLORADO TO 20 MILES EAST SOUTHEAST OF CLAYTON
   NEW MEXICO.  FOR A COMPLETE DEPICTION OF THE WATCH SEE THE
   ASSOCIATED WATCH OUTLINE UPDATE (WOUS64 KWNS WOU5).

   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 233...WW 234...

   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 27035.


   ...GOSS
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