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Severe Thunderstorm Watch 148
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Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood Low Very Low
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
Moderate Low
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
Low Very Low

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   SEL8

   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH NUMBER 148
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   315 AM CDT MON MAY 12 2014

   THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A

   * SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF 
     EASTERN KANSAS
     WEST CENTRAL AND NORTHWEST MISSOURI

   * EFFECTIVE THIS MONDAY MORNING FROM 315 AM UNTIL 900 AM CDT.

   * PRIMARY THREATS INCLUDE...
     ISOLATED DAMAGING WIND GUSTS TO 70 MPH POSSIBLE
     ISOLATED LARGE HAIL EVENTS TO 1 INCH IN DIAMETER POSSIBLE

   THE SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 70
   STATUTE MILES EAST AND WEST OF A LINE FROM 10 MILES NORTH
   NORTHEAST OF CHILLICOTHE MISSOURI TO 30 MILES SOUTH SOUTHEAST OF
   OLATHE KANSAS.  FOR A COMPLETE DEPICTION OF THE WATCH SEE THE
   ASSOCIATED WATCH OUTLINE UPDATE (WOUS64 KWNS WOU8).

   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...CONTINUE...WW 147...

   DISCUSSION...SMALL...LONG-LIVED...PRE-FRONTAL CONVECTIVE SYSTEM OVER
   E CNTRL KS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE ENEWD THROUGH LATER THIS MORNING.
   NOCTURNAL INCREASE IN CIN WILL CONTINUE TO LIMIT OVERALL SVR THREAT.
   BUT GIVEN VERY MOIST INFLOW...AND WITH AREA VWP DATA SHOWING 60 KT
   NEAR-SFC LLJ...UPLIFT ALONG SYSTEM COLD POOL COUPLED WITH PRECIP
   LOADING MAY FOSTER OCCASIONAL DMGG WIND GUSTS. POTENTIAL ALSO WILL
   EXIST FOR EMBEDDED SMALL-SCALE CIRCULATIONS GIVEN STRENGTH OF
   LOW-LVL SHEAR.

   AVIATION...A FEW SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WITH HAIL SURFACE AND ALOFT
   TO 1 INCH. EXTREME TURBULENCE AND SURFACE WIND GUSTS TO 60 KNOTS.
   A FEW CUMULONIMBI WITH MAXIMUM TOPS TO 500. MEAN STORM MOTION
   VECTOR 25035.


   ...CORFIDI
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