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Severe Thunderstorm Watch 202
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WW0202 Radar
Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood Low Very Low
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
Moderate Low
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
Moderate Moderate

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   SEL2

   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH NUMBER 202
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   310 PM CDT SUN JUN 1 2014

   THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A

   * SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF 
     WESTERN AND CENTRAL KANSAS

   * EFFECTIVE THIS SUNDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING FROM 310 PM UNTIL
     1000 PM CDT.

   * PRIMARY THREATS INCLUDE...
     SCATTERED LARGE HAIL LIKELY WITH ISOLATED VERY LARGE HAIL EVENTS
       TO 3 INCHES IN DIAMETER POSSIBLE
     SCATTERED DAMAGING WIND GUSTS TO 70 MPH LIKELY
     A TORNADO OR TWO POSSIBLE

   THE SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 130
   STATUTE MILES EAST AND WEST OF A LINE FROM 20 MILES NORTHWEST OF
   RUSSELL KANSAS TO 50 MILES WEST SOUTHWEST OF MEDICINE LODGE
   KANSAS.  FOR A COMPLETE DEPICTION OF THE WATCH SEE THE ASSOCIATED
   WATCH OUTLINE UPDATE (WOUS64 KWNS WOU2).

   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 201...

   DISCUSSION...STORMS ARE BEGINNING TO DEVELOP OVER NW AND FAR WRN
   PARTS OF KS NEAR THE CO BORDER...WITH ADDITIONAL SEVERE STORMS IN
   EXTREME ERN CO THAT WILL SOON CROSS THE CO-KS BORDER.  18Z SPECIAL
   DDC SOUNDING EXHIBITED VEERING WINDS WITH HEIGHT AND  STEEP LAPSE
   RATES WITH SBCAPE EXCEEDING 2500 J/KG...WHICH WILL PROMOTE
   ADDITIONAL STORM DEVELOPMENT.  STORMS ARE LIKELY TO GROW UPSCALE
   INTO ONE OR MORE LINEAR MCS/S WITH TIME AS ACTIVITY MOVES/DEVELOPS
   EWD AND SEWD.  VERY LARGE HAIL AND INCREASING THREAT FOR DAMAGING
   WIND GUSTS ARE EXPECTED WITH THE STRONGEST STORMS.

   AVIATION...A FEW SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WITH HAIL SURFACE AND ALOFT
   TO 3 INCHES. EXTREME TURBULENCE AND SURFACE WIND GUSTS TO 60
   KNOTS. A FEW CUMULONIMBI WITH MAXIMUM TOPS TO 550. MEAN STORM
   MOTION VECTOR 27030.


   ...WEISS
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