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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
Severe Thunderstorm Watch Number 146
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
700 PM CDT Sat Apr 15 2017
The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a
* Severe Thunderstorm Watch for portions of
* Effective this Saturday evening from 700 PM until 1100 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 possible
A tornado or two possible
SUMMARY...Thunderstorms that are currently developing along a cold
front over central Kansas will track across the watch area this
evening, posing a threat of large hail and damaging winds. An
isolated tornado is also possible.
The severe thunderstorm watch area is approximately along and 55
statute miles east and west of a line from 20 miles north of Salina
KS to 40 miles southwest of Hutchinson KS. For a complete depiction
of the watch see the associated watch outline update (WOUS64 KWNS
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
OTHER WATCH INFORMATION...CONTINUE...WW 144...WW 145...
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