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Severe Thunderstorm Watch 500
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WW0500 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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   SEL0

   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH NUMBER 500
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   405 PM CDT TUE SEP 9 2014

   THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A

   * SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF 
     FAR EASTERN COLORADO
     NORTHWEST KANSAS
     SOUTHWEST NEBRASKA

   * EFFECTIVE THIS TUESDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING FROM 405 PM UNTIL
     1100 PM CDT.

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

   THE SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 90
   STATUTE MILES EAST AND WEST OF A LINE FROM 15 MILES NORTHWEST OF
   NORTH PLATTE NEBRASKA TO 65 MILES SOUTHEAST OF GOODLAND KANSAS. 
   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.

   &&

   OTHER WATCH INFORMATION...CONTINUE...WW 499...

   DISCUSSION...TSTMS EXPECTED TO INCREASE ALONG AND E OF SE-MOVING
   COLD FRONT IN NE CO...AND ALONG W-E BOUNDARY STRADDLING THE KS-NEB
   BORDER...AND POSSIBLY ALONG N-S LEE TROUGH IN WRN KS AS SYNOPTIC
   SCALE LOW DEEPENS/CONSOLIDATES OVER REGION. AREA SHEAR/BUOYANCY
   ENVIRONMENTS APPEAR FAVORABLE FOR SUSTAINED STORMS/POSSIBLE
   SUPERCELLS WITH SVR HAIL/WIND...ESPECIALLY ALONG AND N OF KS-NEB
   BORDER BOUNDARY...WHERE SOMEWHAT BACKED LOW-LVL FLOW WILL EXIST AND
   MAY ENHANCE POTENTIAL FOR LOW-LVL STORM ROTATION.

   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 24025.


   ...CORFIDI
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