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Severe Thunderstorm Watch 224
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Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood Low Low
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
Moderate Low
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
Moderate Moderate

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   SEL4

   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   Severe Thunderstorm Watch Number 224
   NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
   500 PM CDT Tue May 16 2017

   The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

   * Severe Thunderstorm Watch for portions of 
     Western Iowa
     North-central and northeast Kansas
     Northwest Missouri
     South-central and eastern Nebraska

   * Effective this Tuesday afternoon from 500 PM until Midnight
     CDT.

   * Primary threats include...
     Scattered large hail and isolated very large hail events to 2.5
       inches in diameter possible
     Scattered damaging wind gusts to 70 mph possible
     A tornado or two possible

   SUMMARY...Severe thunderstorms will continue to increase and
   organize across the region within a moderately sheared and unstable
   environment. Damaging winds and large hail will be the most common
   concerns, but some tornado risk could exist especially into this
   evening.

   The severe thunderstorm watch area is approximately along and 85
   statute miles east and west of a line from 10 miles northeast of
   Storm Lake IA to 65 miles southwest of Concordia KS. For a complete
   depiction of the watch see the associated watch outline update
   (WOUS64 KWNS WOU4).

   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 220...WW 221...WW
   222...WW 223...

   AVIATION...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 550. Mean storm motion vector
   24030.

   ...Guyer
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