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URGENT – IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
Severe Thunderstorm Watch Number 613
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
235 PM MDT Fri Aug 23 2019
The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a
* Severe Thunderstorm Watch for portions of
Extreme western Kansas
Extreme southwestern Nebraska
Extreme northeastern New Mexico
The western Oklahoma Panhandle
The northwestern Texas Panhandle
* Effective this Friday afternoon and evening from 235 PM until
1000 PM MDT.
* Primary threats include…
Scattered damaging wind gusts to 70 mph possible
Scattered large hail events to 1.5 inches in diameter possible
A tornado or two possible
SUMMARY…Thunderstorms are forming in several clusters along the
Front Range from northeastern New Mexico northward into Colorado.
The storm environment is most favorable for multicell clusters and
some upscale growth into larger clusters/line segments with an
attendant threat for damaging winds and large hail. An isolated
tornado or two may occur later this evening as storms interact with
a remnant outflow boundary near the Kansas/Colorado border.
The severe thunderstorm watch area is approximately along and 75
statute miles east and west of a line from 60 miles north northwest
of Akron CO to 25 miles south southeast of Dalhart TX. For a
complete depiction of the watch see the associated watch outline
update (WOUS64 KWNS WOU3).
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