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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
Severe Thunderstorm Watch Number 332
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
125 PM CDT Thu Jun 15 2017
The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a
* Severe Thunderstorm Watch for portions of
Central and Eastern Kansas
* Effective this Thursday afternoon and evening from 125 PM until
700 PM CDT.
* Primary threats include...
Widespread large hail expected with isolated very large hail
events to 3 inches in diameter likely
Widespread damaging winds likely with isolated significant gusts
to 75 mph possible
A tornado or two possible
SUMMARY...Thunderstorms will form over parts of west-central KS
early this afternoon and spread eastward across the watch area.
Initial storms will pose a risk of very large hail. Over time, an
increasing risk of damaging winds will develop.
The severe thunderstorm watch area is approximately along and 75
statute miles north and south of a line from 50 miles south
southwest of Hill City KS to 50 miles north northeast of Chanute KS.
For a complete depiction of the watch see the associated watch
outline update (WOUS64 KWNS WOU2).
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
AVIATION...A few severe thunderstorms with hail surface and aloft to
3 inches. Extreme turbulence and surface wind gusts to 65 knots. A
few cumulonimbi with maximum tops to 500. Mean storm motion vector