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Severe Thunderstorm Watch 109
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Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood Low Low
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
Moderate Low
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
High Moderate

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   SEL9

   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   Severe Thunderstorm Watch Number 109
   NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
   420 PM CDT Sat May 19 2018

   The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

   * Severe Thunderstorm Watch for portions of 
     Northeast Kansas
     West Central Missouri

   * Effective this Saturday afternoon and evening from 420 PM until
     1100 PM CDT.

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

   SUMMARY...Scattered intense thunderstorms will develop and spread
   east-northeastward across the watch area this afternoon and evening.
    Large hail and damaging winds are expected with the strongest
   cells.

   The severe thunderstorm watch area is approximately along and 50
   statute miles north and south of a line from 20 miles north
   northwest of Emporia KS to 45 miles southeast of Chillicothe MO. For
   a complete depiction of the watch see the associated watch outline
   update (WOUS64 KWNS WOU9).

   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 107...WW 108...

   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
   24030.

   ...Hart
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