Tuesday, May 9, 2017

SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH

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   SEL9

   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   Severe Thunderstorm Watch Number 199
   NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
   1110 AM MDT Tue May 9 2017

   The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

   * Severe Thunderstorm Watch for portions of 
     Southeast Colorado
     Northern and central New Mexico

   * Effective this Tuesday morning and evening from 1110 AM until
     600 PM MDT.

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

   SUMMARY...Thunderstorms will continue to intensify over the
   mountains of northern NM and southern CO, and eventually spread
   northeastward across the watch area.  Large hail is the primary
   threat.  However, a few supercells capable of a tornado or two may
   also occur this afternoon.

   The severe thunderstorm watch area is approximately along and 75
   statute miles east and west of a line from 10 miles south southeast
   of Corona NM to 25 miles east northeast of Pueblo CO. For a complete
   depiction of the watch see the associated watch outline update
   (WOUS64 KWNS WOU9).

   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.

   &&

   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 450. Mean storm motion vector
   24030.

   ...Hart 
 
 

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