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Tornado Watch 155
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WW0155 Radar
Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood Moderate Moderate
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
Moderate Moderate
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
Moderate Low

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   SEL5

   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   Tornado Watch Number 155
   NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
   1140 PM CDT Sat Apr 27 2024

   The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

   * Tornado Watch for portions of 
     Southeast Kansas
     Southwest Missouri

   * Effective this Saturday night and Sunday morning from 1140 PM
     until 700 AM CDT.

   * Primary threats include...
     A few tornadoes and a couple intense tornadoes possible
     Scattered damaging winds and isolated significant gusts to 75
       mph likely
     Scattered large hail events to 1.5 inches in diameter possible

   SUMMARY...An intense bowing line will continue northeast and move
   across a large portion of the Watch area overnight.  Strong
   low-level shear and a moist and unstable airmass will support the
   potential for embedded supercells and mesovortices capable of
   tornadoes and severe gusts.

   The tornado watch area is approximately along and 55 statute miles
   north and south of a line from 45 miles west southwest of Chanute KS
   to 70 miles east of Springfield MO. For a complete depiction of the
   watch see the associated watch outline update (WOUS64 KWNS WOU5).

   PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

   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.

   &&

   OTHER WATCH INFORMATION...CONTINUE...WW 149...WW 150...WW
   151...WW 152...WW 153...WW 154...

   AVIATION...Tornadoes and a few severe thunderstorms with hail
   surface and aloft to 1.5 inches. Extreme turbulence and surface wind
   gusts to 65 knots. A few cumulonimbi with maximum tops to 500. Mean
   storm motion vector 22045.

   ...Smith
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