The National Weather Service has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Watch for much of southeastern Wyoming, eastern Colorado, and parts of Nebraska for Tuesday (August 4) until 9:00 PM. The Watch area includes the cities of Cheyenne and Laramie.

"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." - NWS

   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   Severe Thunderstorm Watch Number 418
   NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
   140 PM MDT Tue Aug 4 2020

   The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

   * Severe Thunderstorm Watch for portions of 
     eastern Colorado
     far western Kansas
     southwestern Nebraska
     northeastern New Mexico
     the Oklahoma panhandle
     the Texas panhandle
     southeastern Wyoming

   * Effective this Tuesday afternoon and evening from 140 PM until
     900 PM MDT.

   * Primary threats include...
     Scattered large hail and 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...Thunderstorms initiating over the mountains and foothills
   will intensify while spreading southeastward into the adjacent
   plains late this afternoon and evening.  Isolated supercells are
   possible, in addition to organizing clusters, which will pose a risk
   for severe hail and wind.

   The severe thunderstorm watch area is approximately along and 70
   statute miles east and west of a line from 45 miles west northwest
   of Sidney NE to 20 miles south southeast of Dalhart TX. For a
   complete depiction of the watch see the associated watch outline
   update (WOUS64 KWNS WOU8).

 

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