Severe Thunderstorm Watch in Effect for NEWW 220 SEVERE TSTM NE 260035Z - 260700Z
URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH NUMBER 220
NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
735 PM CDT SAT MAY 25 2013
THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A
* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF
SOUTHWEST AND CENTRAL NEBRASKA
* EFFECTIVE THIS SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY MORNING FROM 735 PM
UNTIL 200 AM CDT.
* PRIMARY THREATS INCLUDE...
SEVERAL LARGE HAIL EVENTS WITH A FEW VERY LARGE HAIL EVENTS TO 2
INCHES IN DIAMETER POSSIBLE
A FEW DAMAGING WIND GUSTS TO 70 MPH POSSIBLE
THE SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 60
STATUTE MILES NORTH AND SOUTH OF A LINE FROM 25 MILES SOUTH
SOUTHWEST OF NORTH PLATTE NEBRASKA TO 50 MILES SOUTHEAST OF
BURWELL NEBRASKA. FOR A COMPLETE DEPICTION OF THE WATCH SEE THE
ASSOCIATED WATCH OUTLINE UPDATE (WOUS64 KWNS WOU0).
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 217...WW 218...WW 219...
DISCUSSION...SCATTERED TSTMS WILL LIKELY TO CONTINUE DEVELOP
EAST-NORTHEASTWARD AND POTENTIALLY EXPAND IN COVERAGE ACROSS
PORTIONS OF SOUTHWEST/CENTRAL NEB THIS EVENING. AIDED BY AN
INCREASING SOUTHERLY LOW LEVEL JET...TSTMS ARE LIKELY TO BE
ESPECIALLY FOCUSED ALONG AND EITHER SIDE OF A REMNANT OUTFLOW
BOUNDARY FROM LAST NIGHT/EARLY DAY STORMS. BOUTS OF SEVERE
HAIL/DAMAGING WINDS WILL BE POSSIBLE. SOME TORNADO THREAT MIGHT ALSO
BE POSSIBLE FOR AREAS SUCH AS CENTRAL NEB THIS EVENING IN VICINITY
OF THE OUTFLOW BOUNDARY...BUT THE OVERALL POTENTIAL APPEARS LIMITED
AT THIS TIME.
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 24025.
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