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Severe Thunderstorm Watch 347
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WW0347 Radar
Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood Low Very Low
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
High Low
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
Moderate Moderate

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   SEL7

   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH NUMBER 347
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   350 PM CDT SUN JUN 22 2014

   THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A

   * SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF 
     WESTERN AND CENTRAL KANSAS
     NORTHWEST OKLAHOMA AND THE OKLAHOMA PANHANDLE
     TEXAS PANHANDLE

   * EFFECTIVE THIS SUNDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING FROM 350 PM UNTIL
     1000 PM CDT.

   * PRIMARY THREATS INCLUDE...
     WIDESPREAD DAMAGING WIND GUSTS TO 70 MPH LIKELY
     SCATTERED LARGE HAIL LIKELY WITH ISOLATED VERY LARGE HAIL EVENTS
       TO 2 INCHES IN DIAMETER POSSIBLE
     A TORNADO OR TWO POSSIBLE

   THE SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 95
   STATUTE MILES EAST AND WEST OF A LINE FROM 30 MILES NORTHWEST OF
   RUSSELL KANSAS TO 25 MILES EAST OF AMARILLO TEXAS.  FOR A
   COMPLETE DEPICTION OF THE WATCH SEE THE ASSOCIATED WATCH OUTLINE
   UPDATE (WOUS64 KWNS WOU7).

   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...WW 346...

   DISCUSSION...STRONG STORMS ARE DEVELOPING FROM SWRN KS AND THE TX/OK
   PANHANDLES NEWD INTO CENTRAL KS WITHIN A VERY UNSTABLE ENVIRONMENT
   WITH CAPE OF 2000-3000 J/KG.  25-30 KT WEST/NORTHWEST MID-LEVEL
   WINDS ARE CONTRIBUTING TO EFFECTIVE SHEAR OF 30-35 KT WHICH WILL
   PROMOTE ORGANIZED MULTICELL AND OCCASIONAL SUPERCELL STRUCTURES. 
   ACTIVITY IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE INCREASING WITH POTENTIAL FOR LARGE
   HAIL AND DAMAGING WIND GUSTS.  IN ADDITION...UPSTREAM SEVERE STORMS
   OVER ERN CO ARE EXPECTED TO GROW UPSCALE AND MOVE EWD/SEWD AS A
   FORWARD PROPAGATING QLCS BY LATE THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING...MOVING
   INTO WRN PARTS OF THE WATCH DURING THE EVENING WITH A MORE
   WIDESPREAD THREAT FOR DAMAGING WIND GUSTS.

   AVIATION...A FEW SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WITH HAIL SURFACE AND ALOFT
   TO 2 INCHES. EXTREME TURBULENCE AND SURFACE WIND GUSTS TO 60
   KNOTS. A FEW CUMULONIMBI WITH MAXIMUM TOPS TO 550. MEAN STORM
   MOTION VECTOR 28025.


   ...WEISS
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