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Tornado Watch 260
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Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood High Moderate
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
Moderate Moderate
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
Moderate Moderate

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   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   TORNADO WATCH NUMBER 260
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   215 PM CDT FRI MAY 31 2013

   THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A

   * TORNADO WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF 
     SOUTHEAST KANSAS
     WESTERN AND CENTRAL MISSOURI

   * EFFECTIVE THIS FRIDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING FROM 215 PM UNTIL
     1000 PM CDT.

   * PRIMARY THREATS INCLUDE...
     SEVERAL INTENSE TORNADOES POSSIBLE
     SEVERAL VERY LARGE HAIL EVENTS TO 3 INCHES IN DIAMETER POSSIBLE
     SEVERAL DAMAGING WIND GUSTS LIKELY WITH A FEW SIGNIFICANT GUSTS
       TO 75 MPH POSSIBLE

   THE TORNADO WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 55 STATUTE
   MILES NORTH AND SOUTH OF A LINE FROM 20 MILES SOUTHEAST OF
   JEFFERSON CITY MISSOURI TO 50 MILES WEST NORTHWEST OF JOPLIN
   MISSOURI.  FOR A COMPLETE DEPICTION OF THE WATCH SEE THE
   ASSOCIATED WATCH OUTLINE UPDATE (WOUS64 KWNS WOU0).

   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...THUNDERSTORMS ARE BEGINNING TO INTENSIFY OVER SOUTHEAST
   KS AND WESTERN/CENTRAL MO.  STORMS WILL LIKELY BECOME SEVERE OVER
   THE NEXT COUPLE OF HOURS WITH THE RISK OF A FEW SUPERCELL STORMS. 
   LOW LEVEL VERTICAL SHEAR PROFILES ARE FAVORABLE FOR THE THREAT OF A
   FEW TORNADOES /PERHAPS STRONG/.  HIGH CAPE VALUES AND STEEP MID
   LEVEL LAPSE RATES WILL ALSO POSE A RISK OF VERY LARGE HAIL.

   AVIATION...TORNADOES AND A FEW SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WITH HAIL
   SURFACE AND ALOFT TO 3 INCHES. EXTREME TURBULENCE AND SURFACE
   WIND GUSTS TO 65 KNOTS. A FEW CUMULONIMBI WITH MAXIMUM TOPS TO
   550. MEAN STORM MOTION VECTOR 24030.


   ...HART
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