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Tornado Watch 256
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WW0256 Radar
Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood Moderate Low
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
Low Low
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
Moderate Moderate

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   SEL6

   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   TORNADO WATCH NUMBER 256
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   705 PM CDT THU JUN 4 2015

   THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A

   * TORNADO WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF 
     EASTERN COLORADO
     NORTHWESTERN KANSAS
     SOUTHWESTERN NEBRASKA

   * EFFECTIVE THIS THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY MORNING FROM 705 PM
     UNTIL 200 AM CDT.

   * PRIMARY THREATS INCLUDE...
     A COUPLE TORNADOES POSSIBLE
     ISOLATED VERY LARGE HAIL EVENTS TO 2.5 INCHES IN DIAMETER
       POSSIBLE
     ISOLATED DAMAGING WIND GUSTS TO 70 MPH POSSIBLE

   SUMMARY...SEVERE-THUNDERSTORM THREAT IS INCREASING AS STORMS DEVELOP
   AND INTENSIFY OVER THIS REGION DURING THE REMAINING AFTERNOON INTO
   EVENING HOURS.  DAMAGING HAIL AND SPORADIC SEVERE GUSTS ARE
   POSSIBLE...AND A SUPERCELL OR TWO MAY SUSTAIN ITSELF LONG ENOUGH IN
   AT LEAST A MARGINALLY FAVORABLE ENVIRONMENT FOR SOME TORNADO RISK.

   THE TORNADO WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 100 STATUTE
   MILES EAST AND WEST OF A LINE FROM 60 MILES SOUTHWEST OF HILL
   CITY KANSAS TO 35 MILES NORTH OF MCCOOK NEBRASKA.  FOR A COMPLETE
   DEPICTION OF THE WATCH SEE THE ASSOCIATED WATCH OUTLINE UPDATE
   (WOUS64 KWNS WOU6).

   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 255...

   AVIATION...TORNADOES AND 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
   550. MEAN STORM MOTION VECTOR 34010.


   ...EDWARDS
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