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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
Severe Thunderstorm Watch Number 242
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
940 PM CDT Thu May 18 2017
The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a
* Severe Thunderstorm Watch for portions of
East Central Kansas
West Central Missouri
* Effective this Thursday night and Friday morning from 940 PM
until 300 AM CDT.
* Primary threats include...
Scattered large hail and isolated very large hail events to 2
inches in diameter possible
Scattered damaging wind gusts to 70 mph possible
SUMMARY...Scattered strong to severe thunderstorms capable of large
hail and damaging winds will continue to be a threat across the
watch area for a few more hours this evening.
The severe thunderstorm watch area is approximately along and 40
statute miles east and west of a line from 25 miles east of Saint
Joseph MO to 55 miles south southeast of Olathe KS. For a complete
depiction of the watch see the associated watch outline update
(WOUS64 KWNS WOU2).
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
OTHER WATCH INFORMATION...CONTINUE...WW 236...WW 238...WW
239...WW 240...WW 241...
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 450. Mean storm motion vector