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   WOUS40 KWNS 161634

   1134 AM CDT TUE MAY 16 2017

   ...Severe thunderstorms expected over parts of the portions of the
   central and southern Plains this afternoon and tonight...

     Western Oklahoma
     Eastern Texas Panhandle
     Southwest and south-central Kansas

   * HAZARDS...
     Several tornadoes, a few intense
     Widespread large hail, some baseball size
     Scattered damaging winds, some hurricane force

   * SUMMARY...
     Multiple clusters of severe thunderstorms are expected this
     afternoon and tonight within a swath from west Texas across the
     central Plains to the western Corn Belt and mid Missouri Valley.
     Tornadoes, severe gusts, and large, damaging hail are expected
     within this corridor. The greatest threat of a strong tornado or
     two appears to be focused over parts of western Oklahoma and the
     eastern Texas Panhandle.

   Preparedness actions...

   Review your severe weather safety procedures for the possibility
   of dangerous weather today. Stay tuned to NOAA Weather Radio,, or other media for watches and warnings. A tornado
   watch means that conditions are favorable for tornadoes to form
   during the next several hours. If a tornado warning is issued for
   your area, move to a place of safety, ideally in a basement or
   interior room on the lowest floor of a sturdy building.


   ..Hart/Dean.. 05/16/2017

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