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Severe Thunderstorm Watch 560
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WW0560 Radar
Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood Low Very Low
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
Moderate Low
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
Moderate Low

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   SEL0

   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH NUMBER 560
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   540 PM CST SAT NOV 16 2013

   THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A

   * SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF 
     EXTREME NORTHEAST KANSAS
     NORTHWEST AND NORTH CENTRAL MISSOURI

   * EFFECTIVE THIS SATURDAY AFTERNOON FROM 540 PM UNTIL MIDNIGHT
     CST.

   * PRIMARY THREATS INCLUDE...
     SEVERAL DAMAGING WIND GUSTS TO 70 MPH POSSIBLE
     SEVERAL LARGE HAIL EVENTS TO 1.5 INCHES IN DIAMETER POSSIBLE
     A FEW TORNADOES POSSIBLE

   THE SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 40
   STATUTE MILES NORTH AND SOUTH OF A LINE FROM 30 MILES NORTHWEST
   OF TOPEKA KANSAS TO 10 MILES EAST NORTHEAST OF KIRKSVILLE
   MISSOURI.  FOR A COMPLETE DEPICTION OF THE WATCH SEE THE
   ASSOCIATED WATCH OUTLINE UPDATE (WOUS64 KWNS WOU0).

   PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

   REMEMBER...A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH MEANS CONDITIONS ARE
   FAVORABLE FOR 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. SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS CAN AND OCCASIONALLY
   DO PRODUCE TORNADOES.

   &&

   DISCUSSION...STORMS NOW FORMING IN NE KS WILL SPREAD ENEWD ACROSS
   NRN MO THROUGH EARLY TONIGHT.  THOUGH INSTABILITY IS NOT
   PARTICULARLY STRONG...VERTICAL WIND SHEAR WILL BE FAVORABLE FOR A
   FEW SUPERCELLS WITH AN ATTENDANT RISK FOR DAMAGING WINDS AND LARGE
   HAIL.  AN ISOLATED TORNADO CANNOT BE RULED OUT BASED ON STRONG
   LOW-LEVEL SHEAR...BUT THE OVERALL RISK SHOULD BE LIMITED BY THE
   COOLING SURFACE LAYER AND SOMEWHAT MARGINAL MOISTURE/INSTABILITY.

   AVIATION...A FEW SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WITH HAIL SURFACE AND ALOFT
   TO 1.5 INCHES. EXTREME TURBULENCE AND SURFACE WIND GUSTS TO 60
   KNOTS. A FEW CUMULONIMBI WITH MAXIMUM TOPS TO 450. MEAN STORM
   MOTION VECTOR 25040.


   ...THOMPSON
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