Colorado Severe Thunderstorm Watch

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Severe Thunderstorm Watch Number 588
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
250 PM MDT Fri Aug 16 2019

The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

* Severe Thunderstorm Watch for portions of
Eastern Colorado
Northwest Kansas
Western Nebraska
Southeast Wyoming

* Effective this Friday afternoon and evening from 250 PM until
1000 PM MDT.

* Primary threats include…
Scattered damaging winds and isolated significant gusts to 75
mph possible
Scattered large hail and isolated very large hail events to 2.5
inches in diameter possible
A tornado or two possible

SUMMARY…A few supercells should develop east off the Front Range
with risks for very large hail and severe wind gusts. Uncertainty
exists in how far east severe storms will be maintained later this
evening into northwest Kansas.

The severe thunderstorm watch area is approximately along and 60
statute miles east and west of a line from 30 miles north of
Torrington WY to 55 miles south of Burlington CO. 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

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