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Particularly Dangerous Situation (PDS) Tornado Watch 344
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   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   TORNADO WATCH NUMBER 344
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   850 PM CDT FRI MAY 23 2008
   
   THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A
   TORNADO WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF 
   
          MUCH OF CENTRAL AND WESTERN KANSAS
          SOUTH CENTRAL NEBRASKA
   
   EFFECTIVE THIS FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY MORNING FROM 850 PM
   UNTIL 400 AM CDT.
   
   ...THIS IS A PARTICULARLY DANGEROUS SITUATION...
   
   DESTRUCTIVE TORNADOES...LARGE HAIL TO 3 INCHES IN DIAMETER...
   THUNDERSTORM WIND GUSTS TO 80 MPH...AND DANGEROUS LIGHTNING ARE
   POSSIBLE IN THESE AREAS.
   
   THE TORNADO WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 100 STATUTE
   MILES EAST AND WEST OF A LINE FROM 70 MILES EAST NORTHEAST OF
   MCCOOK NEBRASKA TO 20 MILES SOUTH OF MEDICINE LODGE KANSAS.  FOR
   A COMPLETE DEPICTION OF THE WATCH SEE THE ASSOCIATED WATCH
   OUTLINE UPDATE (WOUS64 KWNS WOU4).
   
   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.
   
   OTHER WATCH INFORMATION...THIS TORNADO WATCH REPLACES TORNADO
   WATCH NUMBER 341. WATCH NUMBER 341 WILL NOT BE IN EFFECT AFTER
   850 PM CDT. CONTINUE...WW 342...WW 343...
   
   DISCUSSION...ISOLD SUPERCELLS EXPECTED TO PERSIST OVER CNTRL KS THIS
   EVENING AS LLJ STRENGTHENS IN RESPONSE TO NIGHTFALL AND PASSING
   SHORTWAVE IMPULSE NOW OVER ERN CO.  COUPLED WITH BACKED...VERY
   MOIST...NEAR-SFC FLOW...AND SLIGHT TEMPORAL VEERING OF MID-LVL FLOW
   WITH PASSAGE OF SHORTWAVE...SETUP COULD SUPPORT ADDITIONAL STRONG
   TORNADOES/VERY LARGE HAIL.  EMBEDDED SUPERCELLS ALONG WRN KS SQLN
   /FORMING ALONG MERGING COLD FRONT-DRY LINE/ MAY ALSO YIELD ISOLD
   TORNADOES...IN ADDITION TO SVR DOWNBURSTS/HAIL.
   
   AVIATION...TORNADOES AND A FEW SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WITH HAIL
   SURFACE AND ALOFT TO 3 INCHES. EXTREME TURBULENCE AND SURFACE
   WIND GUSTS TO 70 KNOTS. A FEW CUMULONIMBI WITH MAXIMUM TOPS TO
   550. MEAN STORM MOTION VECTOR 24035.
   
   
   ...CORFIDI
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