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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
Tornado Watch Number 275
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
1215 PM CDT Sat May 27 2017
The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a
* Tornado Watch for portions of
Extreme eastern Kansas
Central and Southern Missouri
* Effective this Saturday afternoon and evening from 1215 PM
until 700 PM CDT.
* Primary threats include...
A few tornadoes likely with a couple intense tornadoes possible
Widespread damaging winds and isolated significant gusts to 80
Widespread large hail and isolated very large hail events to 3
inches in diameter likely
SUMMARY...Multiple clusters of thunderstorms are forming across
eastern Kansas and much of Missouri. These storms will intensify
through the day as they affect the watch area, posing a risk of very
large hail, damaging winds, and a few tornadoes.
The tornado watch area is approximately along and 115 statute miles
east and west of a line from 25 miles west northwest of Columbia MO
to 40 miles west southwest of West Plains MO. For a complete
depiction of the watch see the associated watch outline update
(WOUS64 KWNS WOU5).
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.
AVIATION...Tornadoes and a few severe thunderstorms with hail
surface and aloft to 3 inches. Extreme turbulence and surface wind
gusts to 70 knots. A few cumulonimbi with maximum tops to 500. Mean
storm motion vector 27035.