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Severe Thunderstorm Watch 451
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WW0451 Radar
Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood Low Low
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
Moderate Moderate
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
Moderate Moderate

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   SEL1

   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH NUMBER 451
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   320 PM CDT SAT JUL 25 2015

   THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A

   * SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF 
     CENTRAL AND EASTERN KANSAS
     WEST-CENTRAL MISSOURI

   * EFFECTIVE THIS SATURDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING FROM 320 PM UNTIL
     1000 PM CDT.

   * PRIMARY THREATS INCLUDE...
     SCATTERED DAMAGING WINDS AND ISOLATED SIGNIFICANT GUSTS TO 75
       MPH POSSIBLE
     SCATTERED LARGE HAIL AND ISOLATED VERY LARGE HAIL EVENTS TO 2.5
       INCHES IN DIAMETER POSSIBLE
     A TORNADO OR TWO POSSIBLE

   SUMMARY...STRONG TO SEVERE STORMS EXPECTED TO INCREASE AND TRACK
   EAST THROUGH THE LATE AFTERNOON AND EARLY EVENING HOURS. IMPETUS FOR
   THIS DEVELOPMENT INCLUDES A VERY HOT AND UNSTABLE AIRMASS THAT LIES
   ALONG AND SOUTH OF AN OUTFLOW BOUNDARY STRETCHING FROM THE KANSAS
   CITY AREA WESTWARD ACROSS TOPEKA KANSAS AND INTO CENTRAL KANSAS.
   MODEST SHEAR AND LIFT ACROSS THE REGION SHOULD SUPPORT AN INCREASE
   IN STORMS WITH SOME SUPERCELLS WITH LARGE HAIL AND HIGH WINDS
   POSSIBLE INTO THE EVENING. DISCRETE STORMS TRACKING IMMEDIATELY ON
   THE OUTFLOW BOUNDARY WILL NEED TO BE MONITORED CLOSELY AS THIS
   CORRIDOR COULD SUPPORT A TORNADO OR TWO.

   THE SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 45
   STATUTE MILES NORTH AND SOUTH OF A LINE FROM 40 MILES SOUTHWEST
   OF RUSSELL KANSAS TO 30 MILES EAST SOUTHEAST OF KANSAS CITY
   MISSOURI.  FOR A COMPLETE DEPICTION OF THE WATCH SEE THE
   ASSOCIATED WATCH OUTLINE UPDATE (WOUS64 KWNS WOU1).

   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.

   &&

   AVIATION...A FEW SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WITH HAIL SURFACE AND ALOFT
   TO 2.5 INCHES. EXTREME TURBULENCE AND SURFACE WIND GUSTS TO 65
   KNOTS. A FEW CUMULONIMBI WITH MAXIMUM TOPS TO 500. MEAN STORM
   MOTION VECTOR 26015.


   ...CARBIN
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