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Severe Thunderstorm Watch 309
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Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood Very Low Very Low
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
Moderate Moderate
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
Low Low

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   SEL9

   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH NUMBER 309
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   935 PM MDT TUE JUN 28 2016

   THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A

   * SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF 
     SOUTHEASTERN COLORADO

   * EFFECTIVE THIS TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY MORNING FROM 935 PM
     UNTIL 300 AM MDT.

   * PRIMARY THREATS INCLUDE...
     SCATTERED DAMAGING WINDS AND ISOLATED SIGNIFICANT GUSTS TO 75
       MPH POSSIBLE
     ISOLATED LARGE HAIL EVENTS TO 1.5 INCHES IN DIAMETER POSSIBLE

   SUMMARY...THE WESTERN PORTION OF AN EXTENSIVE LINE OF THUNDERSTORMS
   OVER THE CENTRAL GREAT PLAINS WILL POSE THE RISK OF SEVERE WIND...AS
   IT MOVES INTO A MORE MOIST ENVIRONMENT AROUND THE ARKANSAS RIVER
   VALLEY OF SOUTHEASTERN COLORADO.  SEE SPC MESOSCALE DISCUSSION 1084
   FOR INITIAL METEOROLOGICAL REASONING.

   THE SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 60
   STATUTE MILES EAST AND WEST OF A LINE FROM 70 MILES NORTH OF LA
   JUNTA COLORADO TO 25 MILES SOUTHWEST OF SPRINGFIELD COLORADO. 
   FOR A COMPLETE DEPICTION OF THE WATCH SEE THE ASSOCIATED WATCH
   OUTLINE UPDATE (WOUS64 KWNS WOU9).

   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 307...WW 308...

   AVIATION...A FEW SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WITH HAIL SURFACE AND ALOFT
   TO 1.5 INCHES. EXTREME TURBULENCE AND SURFACE WIND GUSTS TO 65
   KNOTS. A FEW CUMULONIMBI WITH MAXIMUM TOPS TO 500. MEAN STORM
   MOTION VECTOR 33035.


   ...EDWARDS
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