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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
Severe Thunderstorm Watch Number 240
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
135 PM MDT Fri May 26 2023
The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a
* Severe Thunderstorm Watch for portions of
* Effective this Friday afternoon and evening from 135 PM until
900 PM MDT.
* Primary threats include...
Scattered large hail and isolated very large hail events to 2
inches in diameter possible
Scattered damaging wind gusts to 65 mph possible
SUMMARY...Thunderstorms are building across the mountains and
foothills of central Colorado and southern Wyoming. This activity
will spread eastward and intensify through the afternoon, with a
risk of large hail in the strongest cells.
The severe thunderstorm watch area is approximately along and 55
statute miles east and west of a line from 65 miles north northeast
of Douglas WY to 30 miles southeast of Pueblo CO. For a complete
depiction of the watch see the associated watch outline update
(WOUS64 KWNS WOU0).
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
AVIATION...A few severe thunderstorms with hail surface and aloft to
2 inches. Extreme turbulence and surface wind gusts to 55 knots. A
few cumulonimbi with maximum tops to 500. Mean storm motion vector