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Severe Thunderstorm Watch 181
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Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood Low Low
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
Moderate Moderate
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
Moderate Moderate

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   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   Severe Thunderstorm Watch Number 181
   NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
   250 PM MDT Sat Jun 16 2018

   The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

   * Severe Thunderstorm Watch for portions of 
     Northern and western Nebraska
     Western and central South Dakota
     Far southeast Wyoming

   * Effective this Saturday afternoon and evening from 250 PM until
     1100 PM MDT.

   * Primary threats include...
     Scattered damaging winds and isolated significant gusts to 80
       mph possible
     Scattered large hail and isolated very large hail events to 2.5
       inches in diameter possible
     A tornado or two possible

   SUMMARY...Scattered thunderstorms will develop along a nearly
   stationary front from parts of western and northern Nebraska into
   central South Dakota, while additional storms may progress from
   southeast Wyoming across the Nebraska Panhandle into western South
   Dakota. Large hail and severe wind gusts are the primary hazards,
   although a tornado or two is possible across central South Dakota.

   The severe thunderstorm watch area is approximately along and 60
   statute miles east and west of a line from 50 miles south of
   Scottsbluff NE to 80 miles north northeast of Pierre SD. For a
   complete depiction of the watch see the associated watch outline
   update (WOUS64 KWNS WOU1).

   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 180...

   AVIATION...A few severe thunderstorms with hail surface and aloft to
   2.5 inches. Extreme turbulence and surface wind gusts to 70 knots. A
   few cumulonimbi with maximum tops to 500. Mean storm motion vector
   21030.

   ...Grams
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