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Tornado Watch 238
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WW0238 Radar
Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood Moderate Low
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
Moderate Low
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
Moderate Moderate

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   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   Tornado Watch Number 238
   NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
   300 PM CDT Thu May 18 2017

   The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

   * Tornado Watch for portions of 
     northeast Kansas
     parts of northwest Missouri

   * Effective this Thursday afternoon and evening from 300 PM until
     1000 PM CDT.

   * Primary threats include...
     A couple tornadoes possible
     Scattered large hail and isolated very large hail events to 3
       inches in diameter possible
     Scattered damaging wind gusts to 65 mph possible

   SUMMARY...Thunderstorms are forecast to increase in coverage mainly
   over the western half of the watch area in the next couple of hours,
   and then expand eastward with time.  Along with risk for very large
   hail, a couple of tornadoes -- including potentially a strong
   tornado -- will be possible.  Locally damaging winds may also occur
   with stronger storms -- particularly into this evening when storms
   are likely to congeal into one or more organized bands capable of
   more widespread damaging winds.

   The tornado watch area is approximately along and 45 statute miles
   north and south of a line from 25 miles west southwest of Manhattan
   KS to 50 miles southeast of Chillicothe MO. For a complete depiction
   of the watch see the associated watch outline update (WOUS64 KWNS
   WOU8).

   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 235...WW 236...WW 237...

   AVIATION...Tornadoes and a few severe thunderstorms with hail
   surface and aloft to 3 inches. Extreme turbulence and surface wind
   gusts to 55 knots. A few cumulonimbi with maximum tops to 500. Mean
   storm motion vector 23035.

   ...Goss
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