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   PUBLIC SEVERE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   1140 AM CDT WED APR 17 2013
   
   ...A SIGNIFICANT SEVERE WEATHER EPISODE IS EXPECTED OVER PARTS OF
   THE SOUTHERN/CENTRAL PLAINS LATER TODAY AND TONIGHT...
   
   THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER IN NORMAN OK IS FORECASTING THE
   DEVELOPMENT OF TORNADOES /SOME POTENTIALLY SIGNIFICANT AND LONG
   TRACKED/...LARGE HAIL AND DAMAGING WINDS OVER PARTS OF THE
   SOUTHERN/CENTRAL PLAINS LATER TODAY AND TONIGHT.
   
   THE AREAS MOST LIKELY TO EXPERIENCE THIS ACTIVITY INCLUDE
   
          SOUTHEASTERN KANSAS
          FAR WESTERN MISSOURI
          MUCH OF OKLAHOMA
          FAR NORTHERN TEXAS
   
   ELSEWHERE...SEVERE STORMS ARE ALSO POSSIBLE FROM CENTRAL TEXAS INTO
   ILLINOIS...AS WELL AS ACROSS PARTS OF KY/TN.
   
   WARM MOIST AND UNSTABLE AIR AT THE SURFACE WILL ADVANCE NORTHWARD
   INTO OKLAHOMA...MISSOURI...AND KANSAS LATER THIS AFTERNOON AS
   SOUTHERLY WINDS STRENGTHEN IN ADVANCE OF AN UPPER DISTURBANCE OVER
   THE WESTERN UNITED STATES. SCATTERED TO NUMEROUS THUNDERSTORMS WILL
   FORM THIS AFTERNOON AND NIGHT ALONG THE LEADING EDGE OF THIS
   UNSTABLE AIR MASS FROM CENTRAL OKLAHOMA INTO EASTERN KANSAS AND
   WESTERN MISSOURI. THESE STORMS WILL BE CAPABLE OF PRODUCING VERY
   LARGE HAIL...DAMAGING WINDS...AND A COUPLE OF TORNADOES. 
   
   FARTHER SOUTH OVER SOUTHERN PORTIONS OF OKLAHOMA AND NORTHERN
   TEXAS...ISOLATED THUNDERSTORM DEVELOPMENT IS EXPECTED TO OCCUR
   DURING THE LATE AFTERNOON AND EVENING. THE COMBINATION OF STRONG
   INSTABILITY AND INCREASING WINDS ALOFT WILL RESULT IN A THREAT FOR
   VERY LARGE HAIL AND A FEW TORNADOES...SOME OF WHICH MAY BE
   SIGNIFICANT AND POTENTIALLY LONG TRACKED INTO TONIGHT ALONG THE I-44
   CORRIDOR OF OKLAHOMA. DURING THE OVERNIGHT...STORMS ACROSS THE
   ENTIRE REGION WILL MERGE INTO A SQUALL LINE WITH A CONTINUED THREAT
   FOR DAMAGING WINDS AND ISOLATED TORNADOES.
   
   STATE AND LOCAL EMERGENCY MANAGERS ARE MONITORING THIS DEVELOPING
   SITUATION. THOSE IN THE THREATENED AREA ARE URGED TO REVIEW SEVERE
   WEATHER SAFETY RULES AND TO LISTEN TO RADIO...TELEVISION...AND NOAA
   WEATHER RADIO FOR POSSIBLE WATCHES...WARNINGS...AND STATEMENTS LATER
   TODAY.
   
   ..MEAD/GARNER/HART.. 04/17/2013
   
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