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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
Severe Thunderstorm Watch Number 283
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
1120 AM CDT Thu Jul 19 2018
The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a
* Severe Thunderstorm Watch for portions of
Western and Central Missouri
* Effective this Thursday morning and evening from 1120 AM until
900 PM CDT.
* Primary threats include...
Widespread damaging winds likely with isolated significant gusts
to 75 mph possible
Scattered large hail likely with isolated very large hail events
to 2.5 inches in diameter possible
A tornado or two possible
SUMMARY...An increasingly organized convective cluster across
central Missouri should continue to intensify and gradually
accelerate east/southeastward through the afternoon. Meanwhile,
additional storm development should occur on its western flank
and/or move into Missouri out of Kansas later this
afternoon/evening. Corridors of damaging winds/large can be expected
and a tornado cannot be entirely ruled out.
The severe thunderstorm watch area is approximately along and 75
statute miles east and west of a line from 50 miles north northeast
of Knob Noster MO to 50 miles south southeast of Springfield MO. For
a complete depiction of the watch see the associated watch outline
update (WOUS64 KWNS WOU3).
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
AVIATION...A few severe thunderstorms with hail surface and aloft to
2.5 inches. Extreme turbulence and surface wind gusts to 65 knots. A
few cumulonimbi with maximum tops to 600. Mean storm motion vector