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Severe Thunderstorm Watch 480
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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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   SEL0

   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH NUMBER 480
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   535 PM CDT SUN AUG 31 2014

   THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A

   * SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF 
     KANSAS

   * EFFECTIVE THIS SUNDAY AFTERNOON AND MONDAY MORNING FROM 535 PM
     UNTIL 100 AM 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 3
       INCHES IN DIAMETER POSSIBLE

   THE SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 45
   STATUTE MILES NORTH AND SOUTH OF A LINE FROM 80 MILES SOUTHWEST
   OF RUSSELL KANSAS TO 20 MILES EAST NORTHEAST OF TOPEKA KANSAS. 
   FOR A COMPLETE DEPICTION OF THE WATCH SEE THE ASSOCIATED WATCH
   OUTLINE UPDATE (WOUS64 KWNS WOU0).

   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 479...

   DISCUSSION...TSTMS INCREASING IN COVERAGE/INTENSITY INVOF SFC COLD
   FRONT OVER WRN KS ARE EXPECTED TO OFFER INCREASING SVR THREAT AS
   THEY MOVE EWD INTO MORE MOIST AIR MASS...WITH SOME UPSCALE GROWTH
   AND COLD-POOL AGGREGATION POSSIBLE.  REF SPC MESOSCALE DISCUSSION
   1649 FOR NEAR-TERM METEOROLOGICAL DETAILS.  ISOLATED SVR ALSO MAY
   OCCUR AHEAD OF NEARBY DRYLINE SEGMENT OVER SWRN KS FOR ANOTHER FEW
   HOURS.

   AVIATION...A FEW SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WITH HAIL SURFACE AND ALOFT
   TO 3 INCHES. EXTREME TURBULENCE AND SURFACE WIND GUSTS TO 65
   KNOTS. A FEW CUMULONIMBI WITH MAXIMUM TOPS TO 550. MEAN STORM
   MOTION VECTOR 26025.


   ...EDWARDS
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