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Particularly Dangerous Situation (PDS) Tornado Watch 341
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   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   TORNADO WATCH NUMBER 341
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   215 PM CDT FRI MAY 23 2008
   
   THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A
   TORNADO WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF 
   
          PARTS OF EASTERN COLORADO
          LARGE PART OF WESTERN KANSAS
          PARTS OF SOUTHWESTERN NEBRASKA
   
   EFFECTIVE THIS FRIDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING FROM 215 PM UNTIL
   1000 PM CDT.
   
   ...THIS IS A PARTICULARLY DANGEROUS SITUATION...
   
   DESTRUCTIVE TORNADOES...LARGE HAIL TO 4 INCHES IN DIAMETER...
   THUNDERSTORM WIND GUSTS TO 80 MPH...AND DANGEROUS LIGHTNING ARE
   POSSIBLE IN THESE AREAS.
   
   THE TORNADO WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 80 STATUTE
   MILES EAST AND WEST OF A LINE FROM 20 MILES EAST NORTHEAST OF
   IMPERIAL NEBRASKA TO 40 MILES WEST SOUTHWEST OF MEDICINE LODGE
   KANSAS.  FOR A COMPLETE DEPICTION OF THE WATCH SEE THE ASSOCIATED
   WATCH OUTLINE UPDATE (WOUS64 KWNS WOU1).
   
   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 340...
   
   DISCUSSION...VERY UNSTABLE PER 18Z DDC SOUNDING WITH LITTLE
   REMAINING CINH IN WARM SECTOR. E/W SURFACE BOUNDARY WILL FOCUS RAPID
   DEVELOPMENT OF TORNADIC SUPERCELLS NEAR INTERSECTION OF N/S DRY LINE
   IN WRN KS.  WITH VERY STRONG SHEAR POTENTIAL FOR LONG LIVED
   SUPERCELLS AND STRONG TORNADOES AS STORMS MOVE RAPIDLY NWD AHEAD OF
   APPROACHING UPPER TROUGH/WIND MAX.
   
   AVIATION...TORNADOES AND A FEW SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WITH HAIL
   SURFACE AND ALOFT TO 4 INCHES. EXTREME TURBULENCE AND SURFACE
   WIND GUSTS TO 70 KNOTS. A FEW CUMULONIMBI WITH MAXIMUM TOPS TO
   550. MEAN STORM MOTION VECTOR 19040.
   
   
   ...HALES
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