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Severe Thunderstorm Watch 379
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WW0379 Radar
Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood Low Very Low
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
Moderate Moderate
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
Moderate Moderate

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   SEL9

   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH NUMBER 379
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   820 PM CDT MON JUN 30 2014

   THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A

   * SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF 
     EASTERN KANSAS

   * EFFECTIVE THIS MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY MORNING FROM 820 PM
     UNTIL 200 AM CDT.

   * PRIMARY THREATS INCLUDE...
     SCATTERED DAMAGING WINDS AND ISOLATED SIGNIFICANT GUSTS TO 75
       MPH POSSIBLE
     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 55
   STATUTE MILES NORTH AND SOUTH OF A LINE FROM 15 MILES NORTH OF
   MEDICINE LODGE KANSAS TO 35 MILES SOUTHEAST OF TOPEKA KANSAS. 
   FOR A COMPLETE DEPICTION OF THE WATCH SEE THE ASSOCIATED WATCH
   OUTLINE UPDATE (WOUS64 KWNS WOU9).

   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 375...WW 376...WW
   377...WW 378...

   DISCUSSION...STORMS ARE EXPECTED TO DEVELOP AND INTENSIFY ALONG A
   COLD FRONT FROM NERN THROUGH SWRN KS AND MOVE SLOWLY SEWD. VERY
   STRONG INSTABILITY WITH 3000-4000 J/KG MLCAPE AND 30-35KT EFFECTIVE
   SHEAR WILL SUPPORT ORGANIZED STORM STRUCTURES. BOTH SUPERCELLS AND
   LINE SEGMENTS CAPABLE OF PRODUCING LARGE HAIL AND DAMAGING WIND
   GUSTS MAY OCCUR THIS EVENING.

   AVIATION...A FEW SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WITH HAIL SURFACE AND ALOFT
   TO 2 INCHES. EXTREME TURBULENCE AND SURFACE WIND GUSTS TO 65
   KNOTS. A FEW CUMULONIMBI WITH MAXIMUM TOPS TO 500. MEAN STORM
   MOTION VECTOR 31020.


   ...DIAL
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