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Tornado Watch 490
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Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood Moderate Low
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
Moderate Low
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
High Moderate

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   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   TORNADO WATCH NUMBER 490
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   230 PM MDT MON AUG 17 2015

   THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A

   * TORNADO WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF 
     EASTERN COLORADO

   * EFFECTIVE THIS MONDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING FROM 230 PM UNTIL
     1100 PM MDT.

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

   SUMMARY...THUNDERSTORMS EXPECTED TO MOVE / DEVELOP EAST FROM THE CO
   FRONT RANGE THROUGH EARLY THIS EVENING...WITH ADDITIONAL STORMS
   POSSIBLY FORMING FARTHER EAST ACROSS THE ADJACENT HIGH PLAINS. A FEW
   SUPERCELLS WITH VERY LARGE HAIL...LOCALLY DAMAGING WIND...AND A FEW
   TORNADOES APPEAR LIKELY. THE STORMS SHOULD EVOLVE INTO ONE OR TWO
   CLUSTERS LATER TONIGHT.

   THE TORNADO WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 75 STATUTE
   MILES EAST AND WEST OF A LINE FROM 50 MILES NORTHEAST OF FORT
   COLLINS COLORADO TO 10 MILES EAST SOUTHEAST OF LA JUNTA COLORADO.
    FOR A COMPLETE DEPICTION OF THE WATCH SEE THE ASSOCIATED WATCH
   OUTLINE UPDATE (WOUS64 KWNS WOU0).

   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.

   &&

   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 30025.


   ...CORFIDI
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