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Severe Thunderstorm Watch 455
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WW0455 Radar
Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood Low Very Low
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
Moderate Low
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
Low Low

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   SEL5

   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH NUMBER 455
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   415 PM MDT THU AUG 7 2014

   THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A

   * SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF 
     WESTERN KANSAS
     SOUTHWEST NEBRASKA

   * EFFECTIVE THIS THURSDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING FROM 415 PM UNTIL
     1100 PM MDT.

   * PRIMARY THREATS INCLUDE...
     ISOLATED DAMAGING WIND GUSTS TO 70 MPH POSSIBLE
     ISOLATED LARGE HAIL EVENTS TO 1.5 INCHES IN DIAMETER POSSIBLE

   THE SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 35
   STATUTE MILES EAST AND WEST OF A LINE FROM 35 MILES EAST
   NORTHEAST OF IMPERIAL NEBRASKA TO 70 MILES SOUTH SOUTHWEST OF
   GARDEN CITY KANSAS.  FOR A COMPLETE DEPICTION OF THE WATCH SEE
   THE ASSOCIATED WATCH OUTLINE UPDATE (WOUS64 KWNS WOU5).

   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 454...

   DISCUSSION...A QUASI-LINEAR COMPLEX WILL CONTINUE TO MOVE GENERALLY
   EASTWARD AND POSE A LOCALLY DAMAGING WIND/SOME HAIL RISK ACROSS
   NORTHWEST KS AND SOUTHWEST NEB THROUGH EARLY/MID-EVENING. OTHER
   STRONG/SEVERE STORMS ARE LIKELY TO INCREASE AND SPREAD EASTWARD THIS
   EVENING FROM SOUTHEAST CO INTO SOUTHWEST KS. OVERALL SCENARIO WILL
   BE SUPPORTED BY MODERATE VERTICAL SHEAR/INSTABILITY AND WEAK
   LOW-LEVEL UPSLOPE FLOW.

   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 500. MEAN STORM
   MOTION VECTOR 27030.


   ...GUYER
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