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   WOUS40 KWNS 171217
   IAZ000-KSZ000-MOZ000-NEZ000-172015-
   
   PUBLIC SEVERE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   0717 AM CDT WED JUN 17 2009
   
   ...SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS EXPECTED OVER PARTS OF THE CENTRAL PLAINS
   LATER TODAY AND TONIGHT...
   
   THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER IN NORMAN OK IS FORECASTING THE
   DEVELOPMENT OF...LARGE HAIL...DAMAGING WINDS AND A FEW TORNADOES
   OVER PARTS OF THE CENTRAL PLAINS LATER TODAY AND TONIGHT.
   
   THE AREAS MOST LIKELY TO EXPERIENCE THIS ACTIVITY INCLUDE
   
          SOUTHWESTERN IOWA
          EXTREME NORTHERN KANSAS
          NORTHWEST MISSOURI
          MUCH OF NEBRASKA
   
   ELSEWHERE...SEVERE STORMS ARE ALSO POSSIBLE FROM THE MID MISSISSIPPI
   VALLEY INTO THE OHIO VALLEY AND INTO THE SOUTHEASTERN STATES.
   
   A BELT OF STRONG UPPER LEVEL WINDS WILL STRETCH FROM AN UPPER TROUGH
   OVER THE ROCKIES EASTWARD ACROSS THE CNTRL PLAINS AND INTO THE OHIO
   VALLEY ATOP AN UPPER RIDGE. AT THE SAME TIME...A VERY WARM AND MOIST
   AIR MASS WILL SPREAD NORTH AND EASTWARD. SEVERE STORMS WILL FIRE BY
   LATE AFTERNOON ACROSS CENTRAL AND WESTERN NEBRASKA NEAR A WARM FRONT
   AND NORTH OF A SURFACE LOW...WITH A THREAT OF VERY LARGE HAIL AND
   ISOLATED TORNADOES. THIS ACTIVITY WILL THEN GROW INTO A LARGE
   THUNDERSTORM COMPLEX CAPABLE OF PARTICULARLY DAMAGING WINDS IN
   EXCESS OF 75 MPH AS IT QUICKLY TRAVELS EASTWARD ACROSS NEBRASKA AND
   INTO IOWA AND NORTHERN MISSOURI LATER THIS EVENING.
   
   ELSEWHERE...WIND SHEAR WILL ALSO BE FAVORABLE FOR SCATTERED SEVERE
   STORMS OVER OHIO...WESTERN PENNSYLVANIA...AND NORTHERN WEST VIRGINIA
   WITH A FEW TORNADOES POSSIBLE IN ADDITION TO DAMAGING WINDS AND
   HAIL.
   
   STATE AND LOCAL EMERGENCY MANAGERS ARE MONITORING THIS DEVELOPING
   SITUATION. THOSE IN THE THREATENED AREA ARE URGED TO REVIEW SEVERE
   WEATHER SAFETY RULES AND TO LISTEN TO RADIO...TELEVISION...AND NOAA
   WEATHER RADIO FOR POSSIBLE WATCHES...WARNINGS...AND STATEMENTS LATER
   TODAY.
   
   ..JEWELL.. 06/17/2009
   
   $$        
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