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Severe Thunderstorm Watch 139
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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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   SEL9

   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH NUMBER 139
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   950 PM CDT SAT MAY 10 2014

   THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A

   * SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF 
     CENTRAL AND EASTERN KANSAS

   * EFFECTIVE THIS SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY MORNING FROM 950 PM
     UNTIL 400 AM CDT.

   * PRIMARY THREATS INCLUDE...
     SCATTERED LARGE HAIL AND ISOLATED VERY LARGE HAIL EVENTS TO 2
       INCHES IN DIAMETER POSSIBLE
     ISOLATED DAMAGING WIND GUSTS TO 70 MPH POSSIBLE

   THE SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 65
   STATUTE MILES NORTH AND SOUTH OF A LINE FROM 40 MILES WEST
   NORTHWEST OF HUTCHINSON KANSAS TO 40 MILES SOUTHEAST OF TOPEKA
   KANSAS.  FOR A COMPLETE DEPICTION OF THE WATCH SEE THE ASSOCIATED
   WATCH OUTLINE UPDATE (WOUS64 KWNS WOU9).

   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
   SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH NUMBER 137. WATCH NUMBER 137 WILL NOT
   BE IN EFFECT AFTER 950 PM CDT. CONTINUE...WW 138...

   DISCUSSION...A BAND OF SEVERE STORMS WILL LIKELY PERSIST FOR THE
   NEXT SEVERAL HOURS AND DEVELOP NWD AS THE LOW-LEVEL JET AND WARM
   ADVECTION STRENGTHEN ACROSS KS OVERNIGHT.  THE COMBINATION OF
   INSTABILITY AND VERTICAL SHEAR WILL REMAIN FAVORABLE FOR
   SUPERCELLS...WITH LARGE HAIL AND ISOLATED DAMAGING GUSTS THE MAIN
   THREATS.

   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 25020.


   ...THOMPSON
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