Short Term Forecast
Issued by NWS North Platte, NE

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FPUS73 KLBF 222248
NOWLBF

SHORT TERM FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORTH PLATTE NE
548 PM CDT SUN MAY 22 2016

NEZ005-222330-
EASTERN CHERRY-
548 PM CDT SUN MAY 22 2016

.NOW...

AT 546 PM CDT...DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS NEAR
MERRITT RESERVOIR...OR 23 MILES SOUTHWEST OF VALENTINE...MOVING
NORTHEAST AT 45 MPH.

LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
VALENTINE...MERRITT RESERVOIR...SCHLAGEL CREEK STATE WILDLIFE
MANAGEMENT AREA...BIG ALKALI LAKE STATE WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA AND
HIGHWAY 97 CROSSING THE NIOBRARA RIVER.

THIS INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING HIGHWAYS...
 HIGHWAY 20 BETWEEN MILE MARKERS 188 AND 204.
 HIGHWAY 97 BETWEEN MILE MARKERS 114 AND 141.
 HIGHWAY 83 BETWEEN MILE MARKERS 200 AND 221.

BRIEF HEAVY RAIN AND SMALL HAIL IS LIKELY WITH THESE THUNDERSTORMS.
IN ADDITION...PERSONS ALONG HIGHWAY 97 FROM MERRITT RESERVOIR TO
VALENTINE SHOULD CLOSELY MONITOR NOAA WEATHER RADIO OR OTHER MEDIA
OUTLETS AS THESE STORMS COULD QUICKLY BECOME SEVERE.

A TORNADO WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1000 PM CDT FOR NORTH CENTRAL
NEBRASKA.

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