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Severe Thunderstorm Watch 170
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WW0170 Radar
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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   SEL0

   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH NUMBER 170
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   450 PM MDT WED MAY 21 2014

   THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A

   * SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF 
     NORTHEAST COLORADO
     WESTERN KANSAS
     FAR SOUTHWEST NEBRASKA

   * EFFECTIVE THIS WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON FROM 450 PM UNTIL MIDNIGHT
     MDT.

   * PRIMARY THREATS INCLUDE...
     SCATTERED DAMAGING WIND GUSTS TO 70 MPH POSSIBLE
     ISOLATED VERY LARGE HAIL EVENTS TO 2.5 INCHES IN DIAMETER
       POSSIBLE
     A TORNADO OR TWO POSSIBLE

   THE SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 60
   STATUTE MILES EAST AND WEST OF A LINE FROM 45 MILES SOUTH
   SOUTHWEST OF BURLINGTON COLORADO TO 55 MILES NORTHWEST OF
   IMPERIAL NEBRASKA.  FOR A COMPLETE DEPICTION OF THE WATCH SEE THE
   ASSOCIATED WATCH OUTLINE UPDATE (WOUS64 KWNS WOU0).

   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 164...WW 165...WW
   166...WW 167...WW 168...WW 169...

   DISCUSSION...TSTMS WILL SPREAD ACROSS THE WATCH AREA FROM THE WEST
   AND SOUTHWEST LATE THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING WITH PRIMARY HAZARDS
   BEING LARGE HAIL AND DAMAGING WIND GUSTS. A TORNADO OR TWO IS
   POSSIBLE WITH ANY SUPERCELLS THAT CAN REMAIN DISPLACED FROM THE COLD
   POOLS OF THE ONGOING STORMS.

   AVIATION...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 500. MEAN STORM
   MOTION VECTOR 24025.


   ...MEAD
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