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Severe Thunderstorm Watch 310
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Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood Low Very Low
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
Moderate Low
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
Moderate Low

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   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH NUMBER 310
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   205 PM CDT THU JUN 18 2015

   THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A

   * SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF 
     SOUTHEAST COLORADO
     SOUTHWEST KANSAS
     NORTHEAST NEW MEXICO
     OKLAHOMA PANHANDLE
     TEXAS PANHANDLE

   * EFFECTIVE THIS THURSDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING FROM 205 PM UNTIL
     1000 PM CDT.

   * PRIMARY THREATS INCLUDE...
     SCATTERED DAMAGING WIND GUSTS TO 70 MPH LIKELY
     ISOLATED LARGE HAIL EVENTS TO 1.5 INCHES IN DIAMETER POSSIBLE
     A TORNADO OR TWO POSSIBLE

   SUMMARY...INTENSE THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED TO DEVELOP AND SPREAD
   SOUTH SOUTHWESTWARD ACROSS THE PANHANDLE REGION AND ADJACENT
   PORTIONS OF THE SOUTHERN HIGH PLAINS THROUGH THE REMAINDER OF THE
   AFTERNOON.  SOME OF THIS ACTIVITY MAY CONGEAL INTO A GROWING CLUSTER
   OF STORMS WITH AN INCREASED RISK FOR POTENTIALLY DAMAGING WIND
   GUSTS.

   THE SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 85
   STATUTE MILES EAST AND WEST OF A LINE FROM 25 MILES NORTH
   NORTHEAST OF LIBERAL KANSAS TO 55 MILES SOUTH SOUTHEAST OF
   TUCUMCARI NEW MEXICO.  FOR A COMPLETE DEPICTION OF THE WATCH SEE
   THE ASSOCIATED WATCH OUTLINE UPDATE (WOUS64 KWNS WOU0).

   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.

   &&

   AVIATION...A FEW SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WITH HAIL SURFACE AND ALOFT
   TO 1.5 INCHES. EXTREME TURBULENCE AND SURFACE WIND GUSTS TO 60
   KNOTS. A FEW CUMULONIMBI WITH MAXIMUM TOPS TO 500. MEAN STORM
   MOTION VECTOR 36015.


   ...KERR
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