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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
Severe Thunderstorm Watch Number 344
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
1210 AM CDT Sat Jun 17 2017
The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a
* Severe Thunderstorm Watch for portions of
* Effective this Saturday morning from 1210 AM until 700 AM CDT.
* Primary threats include...
Scattered damaging wind gusts to 70 mph possible
Isolated large hail events to 1.5 inches in diameter possible
A tornado or two possible
SUMMARY...Although an intense convective line across northeast
Kansas and northern Missouri may eventually weaken, a strong to
severe-caliber line of storms is expected to move into additional
parts of central and southern Missouri and possibly southeast Kansas
overnight. Damaging wind gusts will be main concern.
The severe thunderstorm watch area is approximately along and 40
statute miles north and south of a line from 10 miles southeast of
Vichy MO to 15 miles south of Chanute KS. For a complete depiction
of the watch see the associated watch outline update (WOUS64 KWNS
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 341...WW 342...WW 343...
AVIATION...A few severe thunderstorms with hail surface and aloft to
1.5 inches. Extreme turbulence and surface wind gusts to 60 knots. A
few cumulonimbi with maximum tops to 600. Mean storm motion vector