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Severe Thunderstorm Watch 193
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Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood Low Low
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
Low Low
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
Moderate Moderate

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   SEL3

   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH NUMBER 193
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   620 PM CDT SUN MAY 22 2016

   THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A

   * SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF 
     WESTERN KANSAS
     SOUTHWESTERN NEBRASKA

   * EFFECTIVE THIS SUNDAY NIGHT FROM 620 PM UNTIL MIDNIGHT CDT.

   * PRIMARY THREATS INCLUDE...
     ISOLATED VERY LARGE HAIL EVENTS TO 2 INCHES IN DIAMETER POSSIBLE
     ISOLATED DAMAGING WIND GUSTS TO 70 MPH POSSIBLE
     A TORNADO OR TWO POSSIBLE

   SUMMARY...THE POTENTIAL EXISTS FOR SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS TO MOVE INTO
   THIS AREA FROM THE SOUTH...AND TO DEVELOP ALONG AND AHEAD OF THE
   RETREATING DRYLINE...THROUGH THE EVENING.  A FEW-HOUR WINDOW EXISTS
   FOR SEVERE HAIL AND WINDS FROM THE MOST-INTENSE CELLS...AS THE MAIN
   THREATS...THOUGH A TORNADO CANNOT BE RULED OUT.  SEE SPC MESOSCALE
   DISCUSSION 679 FOR INITIAL METEOROLOGICAL REASONING.

   THE SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 60
   STATUTE MILES EAST AND WEST OF A LINE FROM 90 MILES SOUTH
   SOUTHWEST OF HILL CITY KANSAS TO 35 MILES NORTH NORTHWEST OF
   MCCOOK NEBRASKA.  FOR A COMPLETE DEPICTION OF THE WATCH SEE THE
   ASSOCIATED WATCH OUTLINE UPDATE (WOUS64 KWNS WOU3).

   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 190...WW 191...WW 192...

   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 24020.


   ...EDWARDS
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