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Severe Thunderstorm Watch 212
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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 212
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   1100 PM CDT WED MAY 25 2016

   THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A

   * SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF 
     NORTHEAST KANSAS
     NORTHWEST MISSOURI

   * EFFECTIVE THIS WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY MORNING FROM 1100
     PM UNTIL 400 AM CDT.

   * PRIMARY THREATS INCLUDE...
     SCATTERED LARGE HAIL AND 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...THUNDERSTORMS EXPECTED TO INCREASE IN COVERAGE OVER MUCH
   OF WATCH AREA THROUGH EARLY THURSDAY...WHILE EXISTING LONG-LIVED
   SUPERCELL NOW SOUTH OF TOPEKA CONTINUES ESE AND GRADUALLY WEAKENS.
   DESPITE NOCTURNAL COOLING...STRENGTH OF BUOYANCY AND MOISTURE INFLOW
   SUGGEST POTENTIAL FOR SCATTERED STORMS / POSSIBLE SUPERCELLS WITH
   LARGE HAIL...LOCALLY DAMAGING WIND...AND POSSIBLY A BRIEF TORNADO.
   WITHIN THIS NEW SEVERE WEATHER WATCH...PART OF EXISTING TORNADO
   WATCH 210 IN EAST-CENTRAL KS HAS BEEN EXTENDED IN TIME 2 HOURS TO
   COVER LINGERING TORNADO THREAT WITH THE LONG-LIVED SUPERCELL.

   THE SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 95
   STATUTE MILES EAST AND WEST OF A LINE FROM 35 MILES NORTH OF
   FALLS CITY NEBRASKA TO 50 MILES SOUTH OF OLATHE 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 211...

   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 550. MEAN STORM
   MOTION VECTOR 25025.


   ...CORFIDI
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