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Tornado Watch 96
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WW0096 Radar
Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood Moderate Low
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
Moderate Low
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
Moderate Low

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   SEL6

   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   TORNADO WATCH NUMBER 96
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   1215 PM CDT SUN APR 27 2014

   THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A

   * TORNADO WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF 
     EXTREME NORTH CENTRAL KANSAS
     MUCH OF CENTRAL NEBRASKA

   * EFFECTIVE THIS SUNDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING FROM 1215 PM UNTIL
     700 PM CDT.

   * PRIMARY THREATS INCLUDE...
     A COUPLE TORNADOES POSSIBLE
     ISOLATED DAMAGING WIND GUSTS TO 70 MPH POSSIBLE
     ISOLATED LARGE HAIL EVENTS TO 1.5 INCHES IN DIAMETER POSSIBLE

   THE TORNADO WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 70 STATUTE
   MILES NORTH AND SOUTH OF A LINE FROM 5 MILES SOUTH SOUTHWEST OF
   MULLEN NEBRASKA TO 50 MILES EAST SOUTHEAST OF HASTINGS NEBRASKA. 
   FOR A COMPLETE DEPICTION OF THE WATCH SEE THE ASSOCIATED WATCH
   OUTLINE UPDATE (WOUS64 KWNS WOU6).

   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.

   &&

   OTHER WATCH INFORMATION...CONTINUE...WW 94...WW 95...

   DISCUSSION...CONVECTION IS DEVELOPING ALONG THE NOSE OF THE DRY SLOT
   FROM NRN KS INTO S CENTRAL NEB...AND THESE STORMS SHOULD INTENSIFY
   THROUGH THE AFTERNOON WHILE MOVING NWD.  VERTICAL SHEAR WILL BE
   SUFFICIENT FOR SUPERCELLS...WITH AN ATTENDANT RISK FOR A COUPLE OF
   TORNADOES...LARGE HAIL...AND A FEW DAMAGING GUSTS.

   AVIATION...TORNADOES AND 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 17030.


   ...THOMPSON
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