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Severe Thunderstorm Watch 162
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Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood Low Low
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
Moderate Moderate
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
Moderate Moderate

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   SEL2

   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   Severe Thunderstorm Watch Number 162
   NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
   1030 PM CDT Fri Apr 29 2022

   The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

   * Severe Thunderstorm Watch for portions of 
     Southeastern Kansas
     Southwestern Missouri
     North-central and northeastern Oklahoma

   * Effective this Friday night and Saturday morning from 1030 PM
     until 600 AM CDT.

   * Primary threats include...
     Scattered damaging winds likely with isolated significant gusts
       to 75 mph possible
     Scattered large hail and isolated very large hail events to 2
       inches in diameter possible
     A tornado or two possible

   SUMMARY...A band of thunderstorms is expected to continue building
   along a cold front.  This activity should move southeastward to
   eastward tonight, through a favorably moist air mass across the
   watch area.  Damaging gusts and sporadic large hail will be the main
   severe-weather elements, though a tornado cannot be ruled out.

   The severe thunderstorm watch area is approximately along and 55
   statute miles either side of a line from 40 miles south southwest of
   Ponca City OK to 55 miles north northeast of Springfield MO. For a
   complete depiction of the watch see the associated watch outline
   update (WOUS64 KWNS WOU2).

   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 158...WW 160...WW 161...

   AVIATION...A few severe thunderstorms with hail surface and aloft to
   2 inches. Extreme turbulence and surface wind gusts to 65 knots. A
   few cumulonimbi with maximum tops to 550. Mean storm motion vector
   29030.

   ...Edwards
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