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Tornado Watch 492
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Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood Moderate Low
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
Moderate Low
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
Moderate Moderate

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   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   Tornado Watch Number 492
   NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
   525 PM CDT Mon Oct 2 2017

   The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

   * Tornado Watch for portions of 
     West central and northwest Kansas

   * Effective this Monday afternoon and evening from 525 PM until
     1100 PM CDT.

   * Primary threats include...
     A few 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...Isolated supercells may form and move northeastward along
   a slow-moving front across western Kansas this evening.  Any
   sustained storms will be capable of producing tornadoes and isolated
   very large hail through late evening.

   The tornado watch area is approximately along and 35 statute miles
   east and west of a line from 45 miles north northeast of Hill City
   KS to 135 miles southwest of Hill City KS. For a complete depiction
   of the watch see the associated watch outline update (WOUS64 KWNS
   WOU2).

   PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

   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.

   &&

   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 500. Mean
   storm motion vector 24035.

   ...Thompson
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