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Tornado Watch 158
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WW0158 Radar
Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood High Moderate
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
High Low
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
High High

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   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   Tornado Watch Number 158
   NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
   335 PM CDT Fri Apr 29 2022

   The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

   * Tornado Watch for portions of 
     Eastern Kansas
     Southeast Nebraska

   * Effective this Friday afternoon and evening from 335 PM until
     1100 PM CDT.

   * Primary threats include...
     A few tornadoes and a couple intense tornadoes likely
     Widespread large hail and isolated very large hail events to 3
       inches in diameter likely
     Widespread damaging wind gusts to 70 mph likely

   SUMMARY...Isolated but intense supercell thunderstorms may develop
   this afternoon and evening across the watch area.  Any storm that
   forms and persists will pose a risk of very large hail, damaging
   winds, and strong tornadoes.

   The tornado watch area is approximately along and 70 statute miles
   east and west of a line from 30 miles north northwest of Beatrice NE
   to 70 miles southeast of Wichita KS. For a complete depiction of the
   watch see the associated watch outline update (WOUS64 KWNS WOU8).

   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 157...

   AVIATION...Tornadoes and a few severe thunderstorms with hail
   surface and aloft to 3 inches. Extreme turbulence and surface wind
   gusts to 60 knots. A few cumulonimbi with maximum tops to 500. Mean
   storm motion vector 25035.

   ...Hart
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