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Severe Thunderstorm Watch 195
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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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   SEL5

   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   Severe Thunderstorm Watch Number 195
   NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
   255 PM MDT Sat May 22 2021

   The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

   * Severe Thunderstorm Watch for portions of 
     Northwest Kansas
     Southwest Nebraska

   * Effective this Saturday afternoon and evening from 255 PM until
     1000 PM MDT.

   * Primary threats include...
     Scattered large hail and isolated very large hail events to 2
       inches in diameter possible
     Isolated damaging wind gusts to 70 mph possible
     A tornado or two possible

   SUMMARY...Strong to severe thunderstorms will continue to develop
   generally northeastward across the region, especially in vicinity of
   a front that extends from northeast Colorado into southwest Nebraska
   including areas near/north of Ogallala. Large hail and damaging
   winds are possible, and a tornado risk may also exist, especially
   near the aforementioned boundary near Ogallala.

   The severe thunderstorm watch area is approximately along and 55
   statute miles east and west of a line from 90 miles northwest of
   North Platte NE to 40 miles east southeast of Goodland KS. For a
   complete depiction of the watch see the associated watch outline
   update (WOUS64 KWNS WOU5).

   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 193...WW 194...

   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
   22025.

   ...Guyer
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