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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
* 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).
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
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.