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Tornado Watch 212
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Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood Moderate Low
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
Low Low
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
Moderate Moderate

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   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   Tornado Watch Number 212
   NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
   435 PM MDT Sat May 23 2020

   The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

   * Tornado Watch for portions of 
     Extreme northeast and east central Colorado
     Northwest Kansas
     Extreme southwest Nebraska

   * Effective this Saturday afternoon and evening from 435 PM until
     1000 PM MDT.

   * Primary threats include...
     A couple tornadoes possible
     Scattered large hail and isolated very large hail events to 2.5
       inches in diameter possible
     Isolated damaging wind gusts to 70 mph possible

   SUMMARY...Thunderstorm development appears to be underway near a
   mesolow along the dryline near Goodland.  At least isolated
   supercells should evolve from this initial convection, with the
   potential to produce isolated very large hail and a couple of
   tornadoes through late evening.

   The tornado watch area is approximately along and 50 statute miles
   east and west of a line from 50 miles west northwest of Mccook NE to
   30 miles south southeast of Goodland KS. For a complete depiction of
   the watch see the associated watch outline update (WOUS64 KWNS
   WOU2).

   PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

   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 207...WW 208...WW
   209...WW 210...WW 211...

   AVIATION...Tornadoes and a few severe thunderstorms with hail
   surface and aloft to 2.5 inches. Extreme turbulence and surface wind
   gusts to 60 knots. A few cumulonimbi with maximum tops to 550. Mean
   storm motion vector 24025.

   ...Thompson
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