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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
Severe Thunderstorm Watch Number 341
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
745 PM CDT Fri Jun 16 2017
The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a
* Severe Thunderstorm Watch for portions of
Northeast and eastern Kansas
Western and Northern Missouri
* Effective this Friday night and Saturday morning from 745 PM
until 400 AM CDT.
* Primary threats include...
Widespread damaging winds likely with isolated significant gusts
to 85 mph possible
Scattered large hail likely with isolated very large hail events
to 2 inches in diameter possible
A tornado or two possible
SUMMARY...An intense linear convective system, responsible for a
measured 88 mph wind gust at the Omaha-Valley National Weather
Service office, will likely continue to expand and accelerate
southeastward this evening as it races into northeast/eastern Kansas
and western/northern Missouri, potentially including the Kansas City
Metro area, as well as parts of south-central Iowa. Widespread wind
damage seems likely this evening into the overnight in these areas,
along with some embedded tornado risk in addition to isolated
instances of large hail.
The severe thunderstorm watch area is approximately along and 75
statute miles east and west of a line from 50 miles north northeast
of Des Moines IA to 50 miles south southwest of Olathe KS. For a
complete depiction of the watch see the associated watch outline
update (WOUS64 KWNS WOU1).
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
OTHER WATCH INFORMATION...CONTINUE...WW 338...WW 339...WW 340...
AVIATION...A few severe thunderstorms with hail surface and aloft to
2 inches. Extreme turbulence and surface wind gusts to 75 knots. A
few cumulonimbi with maximum tops to 650. Mean storm motion vector