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Severe Thunderstorm Watch 333
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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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   SEL3

   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   Severe Thunderstorm Watch Number 333
   NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
   100 PM MDT Mon Aug 6 2018

   The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

   * Severe Thunderstorm Watch for portions of 
     The central and southern parts of the Front Range and southeastern
   Colorado
     Extreme northeastern New Mexico

   * Effective this Monday afternoon and evening from 100 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 70 mph possible
     A tornado or two possible

   SUMMARY...Thunderstorms are forming over the Front Range/foothills
   from south of Denver to the Raton Mesa.  Storm coverage/intensity
   will likely increase through the afternoon as storms begin to move
   southeast off the higher terrain, and the storm environment will
   favor supercells capable of producing large hail and damaging winds.
   An isolated brief/weak tornado cannot be ruled out this
   afternoon/evening across southeastern Colorado.

   The severe thunderstorm watch area is approximately along and 60
   statute miles east and west of a line from 45 miles west northwest
   of Limon CO to 45 miles southeast of Trinidad CO. For a complete
   depiction of the watch see the associated watch outline update
   (WOUS64 KWNS WOU3).

   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 332...

   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
   31020.

   ...Thompson
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