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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
Tornado Watch Number 492
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
525 PM CDT Mon Oct 2 2017
The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a
* Tornado Watch for portions of
West central and northwest Kansas
* Effective this Monday afternoon and evening from 525 PM until
1100 PM CDT.
* Primary threats include...
A few tornadoes possible
Scattered large hail and isolated very large hail events to 2.5
inches in diameter possible
Isolated damaging wind gusts to 70 mph possible
SUMMARY...Isolated supercells may form and move northeastward along
a slow-moving front across western Kansas this evening. Any
sustained storms will be capable of producing tornadoes and isolated
very large hail through late evening.
The tornado watch area is approximately along and 35 statute miles
east and west of a line from 45 miles north northeast of Hill City
KS to 135 miles southwest of Hill City KS. For a complete depiction
of the watch see the associated watch outline update (WOUS64 KWNS
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.
AVIATION...Tornadoes and a few severe thunderstorms with hail
surface and aloft to 2.5 inches. Extreme turbulence and surface wind
gusts to 60 knots. A few cumulonimbi with maximum tops to 500. Mean
storm motion vector 24035.