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Severe Thunderstorm Watch 73
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Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood Low Very Low
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
Moderate Low
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
High Moderate

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   SEL3

   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH NUMBER 73
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   1205 PM CDT SUN APR 13 2014

   THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A

   * SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF 
     EASTERN KANSAS
     NORTHWEST MISSOURI

   * EFFECTIVE THIS SUNDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING FROM 1205 PM UNTIL
     700 PM CDT.

   * PRIMARY THREATS INCLUDE...
     SCATTERED LARGE HAIL LIKELY WITH ISOLATED VERY LARGE HAIL EVENTS
       TO 2.5 INCHES IN DIAMETER POSSIBLE
     SCATTERED DAMAGING WIND GUSTS TO 70 MPH LIKELY

   THE SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 70
   STATUTE MILES EAST AND WEST OF A LINE FROM 55 MILES NORTH OF
   CHILLICOTHE MISSOURI TO 50 MILES SOUTHEAST OF WICHITA KANSAS. 
   FOR A COMPLETE DEPICTION OF THE WATCH SEE THE ASSOCIATED WATCH
   OUTLINE UPDATE (WOUS64 KWNS WOU3).

   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.

   &&

   DISCUSSION...THUNDERSTORMS WILL DEVELOP RAPIDLY ACROSS EASTERN KS
   THIS AFTERNOON AHEAD OF A STRONG UPPER TROUGH.  THESE STORMS WILL
   SPREAD NORTHEASTWARD ACROSS THE WATCH AREA THROUGH EARLY EVENING. 
   LARGE HAIL AND DAMAGING WINDS WILL BE POSSIBLE WITH THE STRONGER
   CELLS.  AN ISOLATED TORNADO CANNOT BE RULED OUT.

   AVIATION...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 24030.


   ...HART
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