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Severe Thunderstorm Watch in Effect for CO,KS,NM,OK,TX
WW 281 SEVERE TSTM CO KS NM OK TX 272230Z - 280600Z
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Severe Thunderstorm Watch Number 281
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
430 PM MDT Sat May 27 2017

The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

* Severe Thunderstorm Watch for portions of 
  Southeast Colorado
  Southwest Kansas
  Northeast New Mexico
  Oklahoma Panhandle
  Texas Panhandle

* Effective this Saturday afternoon from 430 PM until Midnight

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

SUMMARY...An unstable air mass amidst moist low-level upslope flow
will support some supercells and other severe storms capable of
large hail, locally damaging winds, and possibly a tornado.

The severe thunderstorm watch area is approximately along and 60
statute miles north and south of a line from 65 miles northwest of
Clayton NM to 20 miles east southeast of Liberal KS. For a complete
depiction of the watch see the associated watch outline update


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


277...WW 278...WW 279...WW 280...

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 550. Mean storm motion vector


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