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Severe Thunderstorm Watch 61
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WW0061 Radar
Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood Low Very Low
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
Low Low
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
Moderate Low

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   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH NUMBER 61...CORRECTED
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   405 PM CDT WED MAR 30 2016

   CORRECTED FOR EXPIRATION TIME

   THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A

   * SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF 
     NORTHEAST KANSAS
     EXTREME NORTHWEST MISSOURI

   * EFFECTIVE THIS WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING FROM 405 PM
     UNTIL 900 PM CDT.

   * PRIMARY THREATS INCLUDE...
     ISOLATED LARGE HAIL EVENTS TO 1.5 INCHES IN DIAMETER POSSIBLE

   SUMMARY...STORMS FORMING IN NORTHEAST KANSAS WILL SPREAD
   NORTHEASTWARD THIS EVENING AND CONTINUE TO POSE A RISK FOR AT LEAST
   ISOLATED LARGE HAIL FOR THE NEXT FEW HOURS.

   THE SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 30
   STATUTE MILES EAST AND WEST OF A LINE FROM 20 MILES NORTHWEST OF
   SAINT JOSEPH MISSOURI TO 10 MILES SOUTH SOUTHWEST OF EMPORIA
   KANSAS.  FOR A COMPLETE DEPICTION OF THE WATCH SEE THE ASSOCIATED
   WATCH OUTLINE UPDATE (WOUS64 KWNS WOU1).

   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...CONTINUE...WW 58...WW 59...WW 60...

   AVIATION...A FEW SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WITH HAIL SURFACE AND ALOFT
   TO 1.5 INCHES. EXTREME TURBULENCE AND SURFACE WIND GUSTS TO 60
   KNOTS. A FEW CUMULONIMBI WITH MAXIMUM TOPS TO 450. MEAN STORM
   MOTION VECTOR 22030.


   ...THOMPSON

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