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Severe Thunderstorm Watch 346
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WW0346 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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   SEL6

   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH NUMBER 346
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   215 PM MDT SUN JUN 22 2014

   THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A

   * SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF 
     EAST CENTRAL AND SOUTHEAST COLORADO

   * EFFECTIVE THIS SUNDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING FROM 215 PM UNTIL
     900 PM MDT.

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

   THE SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 60
   STATUTE MILES EAST AND WEST OF A LINE FROM 25 MILES NORTHEAST OF
   LIMON COLORADO TO 30 MILES WEST SOUTHWEST OF SPRINGFIELD
   COLORADO.  FOR A COMPLETE DEPICTION OF THE WATCH SEE THE
   ASSOCIATED WATCH OUTLINE UPDATE (WOUS64 KWNS WOU6).

   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 345...

   DISCUSSION...DISCRETE STORMS HAVE DEVELOPED TO THE SOUTH OF DEN AND
   EAST OF COS...WITH OTHER STORMS LIKELY TO DEVELOP EWD OFF THE ERN
   SLOPES AND OVER THE HIGH PLAINS THIS AFTERNOON.  AIR MASS MOISTURE
   INCREASES OVER THE PLAINS WITH CAPE TO 1500 J/KG.  WESTERLY
   MID-LEVEL FLOW OF 20-30 KT IS PROVIDING SUFFICIENT SHEAR FOR
   ORGANIZED STORMS WITH THREATS FOR LARGE HAIL AND DAMAGING WINDS. 
   THERE IS POTENTIAL FOR STORMS TO GROW UPSCALE INTO AN EWD/SEWD
   MOVING QLCS LATER THIS AFTERNOON WITH A COINCIDENT THREAT FOR MORE
   WIDESPREAD WIND DAMAGE AS THE SYSTEM MOVES TOWARD THE KS BORDER.

   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 28025.


   ...WEISS
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