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Severe Thunderstorm Watch 48
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WW0048 Radar
Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood Low Very Low
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
Moderate Low
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
Moderate Moderate

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   SEL8

   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH NUMBER 48
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   1000 PM CDT WED APR 2 2014

   THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A

   * SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF 
     EXTREME EASTERN KANSAS
     WEST CENTRAL MISSOURI

   * EFFECTIVE THIS WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY MORNING FROM 1000
     PM UNTIL 500 AM CDT.

   * PRIMARY THREATS INCLUDE...
     SEVERAL LARGE HAIL EVENTS LIKELY WITH A FEW VERY LARGE HAIL
       EVENTS TO 2 INCHES IN DIAMETER POSSIBLE
     SEVERAL DAMAGING WIND GUSTS TO 70 MPH POSSIBLE

   THE SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 70
   STATUTE MILES NORTH AND SOUTH OF A LINE FROM 45 MILES SOUTH OF
   TOPEKA KANSAS TO 50 MILES EAST SOUTHEAST OF KNOB NOSTER MISSOURI.
    FOR A COMPLETE DEPICTION OF THE WATCH SEE THE ASSOCIATED WATCH
   OUTLINE UPDATE (WOUS64 KWNS WOU8).

   PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

   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.

   &&

   OTHER WATCH INFORMATION...THIS SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH REPLACES
   TORNADO WATCH NUMBER 46. WATCH NUMBER 46 WILL NOT BE IN EFFECT
   AFTER 1000 PM CDT. CONTINUE...WW 47...

   DISCUSSION...CLUSTERS OF SEVERE STORMS WILL SPREAD EWD/NEWD FROM KS
   INTO MO THROUGH THE OVERNIGHT HOURS.  THE PRIMARY RISK WILL BE LARGE
   HAIL WITH THE STORMS WELL NORTH OF THE WARM FRONT...WHILE DAMAGING
   WINDS AND HAIL WILL BE POSSIBLE CLOSER TO THE BOUNDARY WITH EMBEDDED
   SUPERCELLS.

   AVIATION...A FEW SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WITH HAIL SURFACE AND ALOFT
   TO 2 INCHES. EXTREME TURBULENCE AND SURFACE WIND GUSTS TO 60
   KNOTS. A FEW CUMULONIMBI WITH MAXIMUM TOPS TO 500. MEAN STORM
   MOTION VECTOR 25025.


   ...THOMPSON
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