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Severe Thunderstorm Watch 493
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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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   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   Severe Thunderstorm Watch Number 493
   NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
   800 PM CDT Mon Oct 2 2017

   The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

   * Severe Thunderstorm Watch for portions of 
     South central into northeastern Nebraska

   * Effective this Monday night from 800 PM until Midnight CDT.

   * Primary threats include...
     Isolated very large hail events to 2 inches in diameter possible
     Isolated damaging wind gusts to 70 mph possible

   SUMMARY...Ongoing storms along a stalled front will continue for the
   next few hours, with a threat for large hail and damaging gusts with
   embedded supercells.  There should be a gradual transition to more
   widespread storms and a diminished severe-storm threat by about
   midnight.

   The severe thunderstorm watch area is approximately along and 45
   statute miles east and west of a line from 25 miles east northeast
   of Norfolk NE to 50 miles south of Kearney NE. For a complete
   depiction of the watch see the associated watch outline update
   (WOUS64 KWNS WOU3).

   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 492...

   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
   24035.

   ...Thompson
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