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Tornado Watch 511
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WW0511 Radar
Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood Moderate Low
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
Moderate Low
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
Moderate Moderate

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   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   TORNADO WATCH NUMBER 511
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   240 PM CDT WED OCT 1 2014

   THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A

   * TORNADO WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF 
     EAST-CENTRAL AND SOUTHEAST KANSAS
     CENTRAL AND SOUTHWEST MISSOURI
     FAR NORTHEAST OKLAHOMA

   * EFFECTIVE THIS WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING FROM 240 PM
     UNTIL 1000 PM CDT.

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

   THE TORNADO WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 60 STATUTE
   MILES NORTH AND SOUTH OF A LINE FROM 45 MILES SOUTH SOUTHWEST OF
   EMPORIA KANSAS TO 65 MILES NORTHEAST OF VICHY MISSOURI.  FOR A
   COMPLETE DEPICTION OF THE WATCH SEE THE ASSOCIATED WATCH OUTLINE
   UPDATE (WOUS64 KWNS WOU1).

   PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

   REMEMBER...A TORNADO WATCH MEANS CONDITIONS ARE FAVORABLE FOR
   TORNADOES AND 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.

   &&

   DISCUSSION...TSTMS ARE RAPIDLY DEVELOPING ALONG AN OUTFLOW BOUNDARY
   OVER CNTRL MO AS WELL AS AHEAD OF A WEAK SURFACE LOW OVER SERN KS.
   THE AMBIENT ENVIRONMENT IS SUPPORTIVE OF SUPERCELLS CAPABLE OF LARGE
   HAIL AND DAMAGING WINDS. A COUPLE OF TORNADOES ARE POSSIBLE WITH ANY
   STORMS THAT CAN FAVORABLY INTERACT WITH EXISTING OUTFLOW BOUNDARIES.

   AVIATION...TORNADOES AND 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 25030.


   ...MEAD
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