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Half-inch hail possible in eastern Kiowa County Friday

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Chris Sorensen

The National Weather Service has issued a significant weather advisory for northeast Kiowa County until 5:15 p.m. Friday.

Radar was tracking a strong thunderstorm nine miles north of Chivington that was moving east at 25 miles per hour. The storm is capable of half-inch hail and wind gusts in excess of 40 mph.

Brandon, Sheridan Lake and Towner are at risk for hail impacts.

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A severe thunderstorm watch is in effect for the area until 9:00 p.m.