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Tornado Watch 275
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Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood Moderate Moderate
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
High Moderate
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
High High

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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
       mph likely
     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).

   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.

   &&

   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.

   ...Hart
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