Severe Thunderstorm Watch Issued

Severe thunderstorm watch issued for Eastern Colorado

 

URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   Severe Thunderstorm Watch Number 268
   NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
   100 PM MDT Fri May 26 2017

   The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

   * Severe Thunderstorm Watch for portions of 
     Eastern Colorado
     Southern Nebraska Panhandle
     Southeast Wyoming

   * Effective this Friday afternoon and evening from 100 PM until
     800 PM MDT.

   * Primary threats include...
     Scattered large hail likely with isolated very large hail events
       to 2 inches in diameter possible
     Scattered damaging wind gusts to 70 mph possible
     A tornado or two possible

   SUMMARY...Scattered strong to severe thunderstorms are expected to
   form over the foothills of central Colorado and spread eastward
   across the watch area.  Large hail is the main threat, but there is
   some risk of a tornado or two in east-central Colorado.

   The severe thunderstorm watch area is approximately along and 75
   statute miles east and west of a line from 55 miles west northwest
   of Torrington WY to 35 miles west southwest of Springfield CO. For a
   complete depiction of the watch see the associated watch outline
   update (WOUS64 KWNS WOU8).

   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 inches. Extreme turbulence and surface wind gusts to 60 knots. A
   few cumulonimbi with maximum tops to 400. Mean storm motion vector
   27030.
John R. Braddock
Storm Chaser/ Amateur Meteorologist at Mountain Wave Weather
John R. Braddock is a NOAA/NWS Certified Storm Chaser and Amateur Meteorologist living in Castle Rock, Colorado. A graduate of Colorado State University with a Bachelor's in Computer Science and a Colorado native, he specializes in short range forecasting, severe weather and mountain weather dynamics.

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