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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
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
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).
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
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