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Severe Thunderstorm Watch 346
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Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood Low Very Low
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
Moderate Low
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
Moderate Moderate

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   SEL6

   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   Severe Thunderstorm Watch Number 346
   NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
   610 PM CDT Sat Jun 17 2017

   The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

   * Severe Thunderstorm Watch for portions of 
     Southern and eastern Kansas
     Western and northern Missouri

   * Effective this Saturday night and Sunday morning from 610 PM
     until 200 AM CDT.

   * Primary threats include...
     Scattered large hail likely with isolated very large hail events
       to 3 inches in diameter possible
     Scattered damaging wind gusts to 70 mph possible
     A tornado or two possible

   SUMMARY...Storms will continue to develop initially along a boundary
   that extends from southwest Kansas northeastward into northeast
   Kansas and northern Missouri. Very steep lapse rates, strong
   buoyancy, and ample deep-layer shear will support the possibility of
   supercells capable of very large hail and possibly a tornado. The
   potential for damaging winds may increase as storms tend to cluster
   this evening and move east-southeastward across the region.

   The severe thunderstorm watch area is approximately along and 65
   statute miles north and south of a line from 50 miles south of
   Kirksville MO to 30 miles southwest of Garden City KS. For a
   complete depiction of the watch see the associated watch outline
   update (WOUS64 KWNS WOU6).

   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 345...

   AVIATION...A few severe thunderstorms with hail surface and aloft to
   3 inches. Extreme turbulence and surface wind gusts to 60 knots. A
   few cumulonimbi with maximum tops to 650. Mean storm motion vector
   28025.

   ...Guyer
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