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Severe Thunderstorm Watch 344
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WW0344 Radar
Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood Low Very Low
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
Moderate Low
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
Moderate Low

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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 
     Southeast Kansas
     Southern Missouri

   * 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
   WOU4).

   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 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
   30035.

   ...Guyer
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