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Tornado Watch 295
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WW0295 Radar
Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood Moderate Low
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
Moderate Moderate
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
High Moderate

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   SEL5

   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   TORNADO WATCH NUMBER 295
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   640 PM CDT SAT JUN 14 2014

   THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A

   * TORNADO WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF 
     EXTREME NORTHEAST COLORADO
     NORTHWEST KANSAS
     EXTREME SOUTHWEST NEBRASKA

   * EFFECTIVE THIS SATURDAY EVENING FROM 640 PM UNTIL 1100 PM CDT.

   * PRIMARY THREATS INCLUDE...
     A COUPLE TORNADOES POSSIBLE
     SCATTERED LARGE HAIL AND ISOLATED VERY LARGE HAIL EVENTS TO 3
       INCHES IN DIAMETER LIKELY
     SCATTERED DAMAGING WINDS AND ISOLATED SIGNIFICANT GUSTS TO 75
       MPH POSSIBLE

   THE TORNADO WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 95 STATUTE
   MILES EAST AND WEST OF A LINE FROM 30 MILES WEST NORTHWEST OF
   MCCOOK NEBRASKA TO 15 MILES SOUTH OF GOODLAND KANSAS.  FOR A
   COMPLETE DEPICTION OF THE WATCH SEE THE ASSOCIATED WATCH OUTLINE
   UPDATE (WOUS64 KWNS WOU5).

   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 293...WW 294...

   DISCUSSION...SUPERCELL CLUSTER IN NE CO WILL LIKELY PERSIST AND MOVE
   EWD ON THE IMMEDIATE COOL SIDE OF THE SURFACE COLD
   FRONT...POTENTIALLY GROWING UPSCALE INTO A SMALL MCS LATER THIS
   EVENING.  NNELY LOW-LEVEL FLOW AND A CORRIDOR OF UPPER 50S TO LOWER
   60S DEWPOINTS...BENEATH STEEP MIDLEVEL LAPSE RATES...WILL SUPPORT A
   RISK FOR VERY LARGE HAIL AND SUBSTANTIAL DAMAGING GUSTS.  A COUPLE
   TORNADOES WILL ALSO BE POSSIBLE GIVEN THE ENHANCEMENT TO THE
   LOW-LEVEL SHEAR/HODOGRAPH CURVATURE GIVEN THE NELY LOW-LEVEL WINDS.

   AVIATION...TORNADOES AND A FEW SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WITH HAIL
   SURFACE AND ALOFT TO 3 INCHES. EXTREME TURBULENCE AND SURFACE
   WIND GUSTS TO 65 KNOTS. A FEW CUMULONIMBI WITH MAXIMUM TOPS TO
   500. MEAN STORM MOTION VECTOR 27035.


   ...THOMPSON
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