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Severe Thunderstorm Watch 24
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WW0024 Radar
Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood Low Very Low
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
Moderate Low
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
Moderate Moderate

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   SEL4

   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   Severe Thunderstorm Watch Number 24
   NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
   155 AM CDT Wed Mar 17 2021

   The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

   * Severe Thunderstorm Watch for portions of 
     Southeast Kansas
     Southwest Missouri
     Northeast Oklahoma

   * Effective this Wednesday morning from 155 AM until 800 AM CDT.

   * Primary threats include...
     Scattered large hail and isolated very large hail events to 2
       inches in diameter possible
     Scattered damaging wind gusts to 70 mph possible
     A tornado or two possible

   SUMMARY...Clusters of severe storms, some with supercell and/or
   bowing structures, will continue to spread east-northeastward from
   northern Oklahoma toward northeast Oklahoma, southeast Kansas, and
   southwest Missouri through the early morning hours.  Large hail can
   be expected with the stronger storms, as well as occasional damaging
   gusts.  An isolated tornado cannot be ruled out later this morning
   in northeast Oklahoma.

   The severe thunderstorm watch area is approximately along and 75
   statute miles north and south of a line from 5 miles north of Ponca
   City OK to 45 miles northeast of Joplin MO. For a complete depiction
   of the watch see the associated watch outline update (WOUS64 KWNS
   WOU4).

   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.

   &&

   OTHER WATCH INFORMATION...CONTINUE...WW 22...WW 23...

   AVIATION...A few severe thunderstorms with hail surface and aloft to
   2 inches. Extreme turbulence and surface wind gusts to 60 knots. A
   few cumulonimbi with maximum tops to 500. Mean storm motion vector
   24035.

   ...Thompson
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