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Severe Thunderstorm Watch 458
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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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   SEL8

   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH NUMBER 458
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   650 PM CDT SAT AUG 9 2014

   THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A

   * SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF 
     SOUTHWEST AND CENTRAL KANSAS

   * EFFECTIVE THIS SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY MORNING FROM 650 PM
     UNTIL 200 AM CDT.

   * PRIMARY THREATS INCLUDE...
     SCATTERED DAMAGING WIND GUSTS TO 70 MPH LIKELY
     SCATTERED LARGE HAIL AND ISOLATED VERY LARGE HAIL EVENTS TO 2
       INCHES IN DIAMETER POSSIBLE

   THE SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 45
   STATUTE MILES NORTH AND SOUTH OF A LINE FROM 65 MILES WEST OF
   GARDEN CITY KANSAS TO 30 MILES NORTH NORTHEAST OF HUTCHINSON
   KANSAS.  FOR A COMPLETE DEPICTION OF THE WATCH SEE THE ASSOCIATED
   WATCH OUTLINE UPDATE (WOUS64 KWNS WOU8).

   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 457...

   DISCUSSION...STORMS OVER NWRN/WEST CENTRAL KS HAVE ORGANIZED INTO A
   LINEAR SYSTEM WHICH IS EXPECTED TO INCREASE IN FORWARD SPEED AND
   MOVE EWD/ESEWD TOWARD PARTS OF THE CENTRAL KS TONIGHT.  THIS WILL
   OCCUR AS A STRENGTHENING CONVECTIVELY-GENERATED COLD POOL IS
   DEVELOPING IN THE WAKE OF THE LINE.  THE DOWNSTREAM ENVIRONMENT IS
   MOIST AND QUITE UNSTABLE WITH MLCAPE OF 2500-3000 J/KG.  ALTHOUGH
   WINDS ALOFT ARE MODEST AT BEST...SUFFICIENT SHEAR EXISTS TO MAINTAIN
   MESOSCALE ORGANIZATION WITH A CONTINUED THREAT OF SEVERE STORMS INTO
   THE EARLY MORNING HOURS.

   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 500. MEAN STORM
   MOTION VECTOR 27025.


   ...WEISS
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