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Severe Thunderstorm Watch 332
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Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood Low Very Low
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
High Moderate
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
High High

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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).

   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.

   &&

   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
   27030.

   ...Hart
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