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Tornado Watch 143
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WW0143 Radar
Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood Moderate Low
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
Moderate Low
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
High Moderate

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   SEL3

   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   TORNADO WATCH NUMBER 143
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   240 PM CDT SUN MAY 11 2014

   THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A

   * TORNADO WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF 
     WESTERN AND CENTRAL KANSAS
     NORTHWEST OKLAHOMA INCLUDING THE EASTERN PANHANDLE
     NORTHEAST TEXAS PANHANDLE

   * EFFECTIVE THIS SUNDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING FROM 240 PM UNTIL
     1000 PM CDT.

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

   THE TORNADO WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 60 STATUTE
   MILES EAST AND WEST OF A LINE FROM 40 MILES NORTHWEST OF SALINA
   KANSAS TO 15 MILES SOUTH SOUTHEAST OF GAGE OKLAHOMA.  FOR A
   COMPLETE DEPICTION OF THE WATCH SEE THE ASSOCIATED WATCH OUTLINE
   UPDATE (WOUS64 KWNS WOU3).

   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 141...WW 142...

   DISCUSSION...RAPID TSTM DEVELOPMENT IS UNDERWAY ALONG THE DRYLINE
   WITHIN A STEEP LAPSE RATE AND MODERATELY UNSTABLE ENVIRONMENT. A
   CONTINUED STRENGTHENING OF DEEP-LAYER FLOW FIELDS INTO THIS EVENING
   WILL SUPPORT SUPERCELL STRUCTURES CAPABLE OF VERY LARGE HAIL
   INITIALLY. THE THREAT FOR A COUPLE OF TORNADOES MAY INCREASE THIS
   EVENING WITH ANY STORMS THAT CAN REMAIN DISCRETE OWING TO INCREASING
   AMOUNTS OF LOW-LEVEL SHEAR AND MOISTURE.

   AVIATION...TORNADOES AND 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
   550. MEAN STORM MOTION VECTOR 24030.


   ...MEAD
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