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Tornado Watch 361
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WW0361 Radar
Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood Moderate Low
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
Moderate Low
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
Moderate Moderate

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   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   TORNADO WATCH NUMBER 361
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   350 PM CDT FRI JUN 27 2014

   THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A

   * TORNADO WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF 
     EXTREME EASTERN COLORADO
     WESTERN KANSAS
     SOUTHWEST NEBRASKA

   * EFFECTIVE THIS FRIDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING FROM 350 PM UNTIL
     1000 PM CDT.

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

   THE TORNADO WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 60 STATUTE
   MILES EAST AND WEST OF A LINE FROM 45 MILES SOUTH OF GARDEN CITY
   KANSAS TO 35 MILES WEST NORTHWEST OF NORTH PLATTE NEBRASKA.  FOR
   A COMPLETE DEPICTION OF THE WATCH SEE THE ASSOCIATED WATCH
   OUTLINE UPDATE (WOUS64 KWNS WOU1).

   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 360...

   DISCUSSION...STORMS ARE EXPECTED TO DEVELOP AND INCREASE OVER SWRN
   NEB AND WRN KS IN RESPONSE TO AN UPPER TROUGH MOVING EWD INTO THE
   HIGH PLAINS.  STEEP LAPSE RATES ABOVE THE WEAKENING EML/CAPPING
   INVERSION ARE CONTRIBUTING TO A VERY UNSTABLE ENVIRONMENT WITH
   MLCAPE OF 2000-3500 J/KG.  STORMS MAY RAPIDLY BECOME SEVERE ONCE THE
   CAP IS BROKEN WITH POTENTIAL FOR VERY LARGE HAIL...SEVERE
   WINDS...AND SEVERAL TORNADOES WITH STRONGER CELLS.  ACTIVITY MAY
   FORM INTO ONE OF MORE CLUSTERS/QLCS STRUCTURES BY EVENING AS STORMS
   PROGRESS EWD ACROSS THE AREA.

   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 25025.


   ...WEISS
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