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Severe Thunderstorm Watch 296
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WW0296 Radar
Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood Low Very Low
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
Moderate Low
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
Moderate Moderate

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   SEL6

   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH NUMBER 296
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   855 PM CDT SAT JUN 14 2014

   THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A

   * SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF 
     SOUTHWEST AND WEST CENTRAL KANSAS

   * EFFECTIVE THIS SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY MORNING FROM 855 PM
     UNTIL 200 AM CDT.

   * PRIMARY THREATS INCLUDE...
     SCATTERED LARGE HAIL AND ISOLATED VERY LARGE HAIL EVENTS TO 2
       INCHES IN DIAMETER POSSIBLE
     ISOLATED DAMAGING WIND GUSTS TO 70 MPH POSSIBLE

   THE SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 70
   STATUTE MILES EAST AND WEST OF A LINE FROM 55 MILES WEST
   NORTHWEST OF RUSSELL KANSAS TO 50 MILES SOUTH OF DODGE CITY
   KANSAS.  FOR A COMPLETE DEPICTION OF THE WATCH SEE THE ASSOCIATED
   WATCH OUTLINE UPDATE (WOUS64 KWNS WOU6).

   PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

   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 TORNADOES.

   &&

   OTHER WATCH INFORMATION...CONTINUE...WW 293...WW 294...WW 295...

   DISCUSSION...CONVECTION IS EXPECTED TO INCREASE ACROSS W/SW KS IN
   THE NEXT 1-2 HOURS AS FORCING FOR ASCENT SPREADS EWD FROM CO AND
   ENCOUNTERS INCREASING LOW-LEVEL MOISTURE ALONG AND E OF A RETREATING
   DRYLINE.  MODERATE INSTABILITY AND EFFECTIVE BULK SHEAR NEAR 40
   KT...AS WELL AS A STRENGTHENING LLJ...WILL SUPPORT A RISK FOR
   SUPERCELLS AND LINE SEGMENTS CAPABLE OF PRODUCING LARGE HAIL AND
   DAMAGING WINDS.

   AVIATION...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 500. MEAN STORM
   MOTION VECTOR 26030.


   ...THOMPSON
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