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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
Severe Thunderstorm Watch Number 273
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
1250 AM CDT Sat May 27 2017
The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a
* Severe Thunderstorm Watch for portions of
* Effective this Saturday morning from 1250 AM until 600 AM CDT.
* Primary threats include...
Scattered damaging winds and isolated significant gusts to 75
Isolated large hail events to 1.5 inches in diameter possible
SUMMARY...A bowing complex of thunderstorms initially over
northwestern Kansas may maintain its severe-wind potential eastward
across the watch area through the overnight hours.
The severe thunderstorm watch area is approximately along and 40
statute miles north and south of a line from 5 miles south southwest
of Hill City KS to 55 miles east northeast of Russell KS. For a
complete depiction of the watch see the associated watch outline
update (WOUS64 KWNS WOU3).
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 271...WW 272...
AVIATION...A few severe thunderstorms with hail surface and aloft to
1.5 inches. Extreme turbulence and surface wind gusts to 65 knots. A
few cumulonimbi with maximum tops to 500. Mean storm motion vector