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Tornado Watch 250
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WW0250 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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   SEL0

   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   Tornado Watch Number 250
   NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
   440 PM CDT Fri May 19 2017

   The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

   * Tornado Watch for portions of 
     South-central Kansas
     North-central Oklahoma

   * Effective this Friday afternoon and evening from 440 PM until
     1000 PM CDT.

   * Primary threats include...
     A few tornadoes possible
     Scattered large hail and isolated very large hail events to 2
       inches in diameter possible
     Isolated damaging wind gusts to 70 mph possible

   SUMMARY...Thunderstorms are forming over south-central Kansas and
   north-central Oklahoma, in an environment favorable for low-topped
   supercells.  Isolated tornadoes will be possible, along with
   damaging winds and hail in the strongest cells.

   The tornado watch area is approximately along and 55 statute miles
   north and south of a line from 50 miles southwest of Hutchinson KS
   to 40 miles south of Emporia KS. For a complete depiction of the
   watch see the associated watch outline update (WOUS64 KWNS WOU0).

   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 246...WW 247...WW
   248...WW 249...

   AVIATION...Tornadoes and 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 400. Mean
   storm motion vector 25030.

   ...Hart
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