Colorado Tornado Watch

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Tornado Watch Number 616
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
525 PM CDT Sat Aug 24 2019

The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

* Tornado Watch for portions of
Far eastern Colorado
Western and central Kansas
Southwest Nebraska

* Effective this Saturday afternoon from 525 PM until Midnight

* Primary threats include…
A couple tornadoes possible
Scattered large hail and isolated very large hail events to 2.5
inches in diameter likely
Scattered damaging winds likely with isolated significant gusts
to 75 mph possible

SUMMARY…Severe thunderstorms are expected to develop and increase
initially across southwest Nebraska, northwest Kansas, and also
southwest Kansas through early evening. Supercells capable of very
large hail can be expected. The possibility of a couple of tornadoes
will also increase through the early/mid-evening hours, particularly
across a broad part of western toward north-central Kansas. Damaging
winds will also be an increasing concern later this evening as an
organized thunderstorm cluster likely evolves and spreads
southeastward across northwest/central Kansas.

The tornado watch area is approximately along and 110 statute miles
north and south of a line from 20 miles south of Burlington CO to 30
miles southeast of Russell KS. For a complete depiction of the watch
see the associated watch outline update (WOUS64 KWNS WOU6).


REMEMBER…A Tornado Watch means conditions are favorable for
tornadoes and 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.

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