SPC Tornado Watch 212

WW 212 TORNADO CO KS NE 232235Z – 240400Z

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Tornado Watch Number 212
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
435 PM MDT Sat May 23 2020

The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

* Tornado Watch for portions of 
  Extreme northeast and east central Colorado
  Northwest Kansas
  Extreme southwest Nebraska

* Effective this Saturday afternoon and evening from 435 PM until
  1000 PM MDT.

* Primary threats include...
  A couple tornadoes possible
  Scattered large hail and isolated very large hail events to 2.5
    inches in diameter possible
  Isolated damaging wind gusts to 70 mph possible

SUMMARY...Thunderstorm development appears to be underway near a
mesolow along the dryline near Goodland.  At least isolated
supercells should evolve from this initial convection, with the
potential to produce isolated very large hail and a couple of
tornadoes through late evening.

The tornado watch area is approximately along and 50 statute miles
east and west of a line from 50 miles west northwest of Mccook NE to
30 miles south southeast of Goodland KS. For a complete depiction of
the watch see the associated watch outline update (WOUS64 KWNS


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.


209...WW 210...WW 211...

AVIATION...Tornadoes and 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 550. Mean
storm motion vector 24025.


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