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Severe Thunderstorm Watch in Effect for CO,KS,NE
WW 267 SEVERE TSTM CO KS NE 251945Z - 260300Z
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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
Severe Thunderstorm Watch Number 267
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
245 PM CDT Thu May 25 2017

The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

* Severe Thunderstorm Watch for portions of 
  northeast Colorado
  northwestern Kansas
  southwestern Nebraska

* Effective this Thursday afternoon and evening from 245 PM until
  1000 PM CDT.

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

SUMMARY...An area of developing thunderstorms over northeastern
Colorado appears likely to increase further in coverage and
intensity while spreading east southeastward across the watch area
through this evening.  A small upscale growing mesoscale convective
system may eventually evolve, with increasing potential for severe
wind gusts, particularly near the Interstate 70 corridor of
northwestern Kansas.

The severe thunderstorm watch area is approximately along and 65
statute miles north and south of a line from 40 miles northwest of
Burlington CO to 40 miles east of Hill City KS. For a complete
depiction of the watch see the associated watch outline update
(WOUS64 KWNS WOU7).

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.

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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 450. Mean storm motion vector
27035.

...Kerr

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