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Particularly Dangerous Situation (PDS) Tornado Watch 239
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Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood High High
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
Moderate Low
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
Moderate Moderate

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   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   Tornado Watch Number 239...CORRECTED
   NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
   330 PM CDT Thu May 18 2017

   CORRECTED TO INCLUDE PDS WORDING

   The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

   * Tornado Watch for portions of 
     PORTIONS OF central and southern Kansas
   * Effective this Thursday afternoon and evening from 330 PM until
     1100 PM CDT.

   ...THIS IS A PARTICULARLY DANGEROUS SITUATION...

   * Primary threats include...
     Several tornadoes and a few intense tornadoes likely
     Scattered large hail and isolated very large hail events to 4
       inches in diameter possible
     Scattered damaging wind gusts to 70 mph possible

   SUMMARY...Thunderstorms are forecast to develop across/spread into
   southern portions of Kansas over the next 1-2 hours, with attendant
   increase in significant severe risk -- including very
   large/destructive hail, damaging winds, and the potential for
   several strong tornadoes.

   The tornado watch area is approximately along and 60 statute miles
   north and south of a line from 25 miles west of Dodge City KS to 65
   miles east northeast of Wichita KS. For a complete depiction of the
   watch see the associated watch outline update (WOUS64 KWNS WOU9).

   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...WW 238...

   AVIATION...Tornadoes and a few severe thunderstorms with hail
   surface and aloft to 4 inches. Extreme turbulence and surface wind
   gusts to 60 knots. A few cumulonimbi with maximum tops to 500. Mean
   storm motion vector 24035.

   ...Goss

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