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Tornado Watch 181
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Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood Moderate Moderate
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
Moderate Low
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
Moderate Moderate

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   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   TORNADO WATCH NUMBER 181
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   635 PM CDT SAT MAY 16 2015

   THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A

   * TORNADO WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF 
     SOUTHEAST KANSAS

   * EFFECTIVE THIS SATURDAY NIGHT FROM 635 PM UNTIL MIDNIGHT CDT.

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

   SUMMARY...THUNDERSTORMS OVER SOUTH CENTRAL KS AND NORTH CENTRAL OK
   WILL TRACK NORTHEASTWARD INTO THE WATCH AREA THIS EVENING.  SEVERE
   STORMS CAPABLE OF LARGE HAIL AND DAMAGING WINDS ARE THE BIGGEST
   THREAT.  HOWEVER...A SURFACE BOUNDARY IN THIS AREA WILL ALSO POSE
   SOME RISK OF ISOLATED TORNADOES.

   THE TORNADO WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 30 STATUTE
   MILES NORTH AND SOUTH OF A LINE FROM 25 MILES SOUTHWEST OF
   WICHITA KANSAS TO 25 MILES EAST SOUTHEAST OF CHANUTE KANSAS.  FOR
   A COMPLETE DEPICTION OF THE WATCH SEE THE ASSOCIATED WATCH
   OUTLINE UPDATE (WOUS64 KWNS WOU1).

   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 175...WW 176...WW
   177...WW 178...WW 179...WW 180...

   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
   500. MEAN STORM MOTION VECTOR 24035.


   ...HART
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