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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
Tornado Watch Number 61
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
1245 PM CDT Wed May 2 2018
The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a
* Tornado Watch for portions of
A large part of Kansas
* Effective this Wednesday afternoon and evening from 1245 PM
until 1000 PM CDT.
* Primary threats include...
A few tornadoes and a couple intense tornadoes likely
Widespread large hail and scattered very large hail events to 3
inches in diameter likely
Widespread damaging winds and isolated significant gusts to 80
SUMMARY...Numerous to widespread severe storms will develop from
southwest into central and northeast Kansas this afternoon. Damaging
winds, very large hail, and tornadoes are expected.
The tornado watch area is approximately along and 90 statute miles
east and west of a line from 30 miles southwest of Medicine Lodge KS
to 50 miles west northwest of Saint Joseph MO. For a complete
depiction of the watch see the associated watch outline update
(WOUS64 KWNS WOU1).
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 3 inches. Extreme turbulence and surface wind
gusts to 70 knots. A few cumulonimbi with maximum tops to 500. Mean
storm motion vector 24045.