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Severe Thunderstorm Watch 171
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Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood Low Very Low
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
High Moderate
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
High High

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   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   Severe Thunderstorm Watch Number 171
   NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
   740 PM CDT Thu May 7 2020

   The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

   * Severe Thunderstorm Watch for portions of 
     Southern Kansas
     Western and central Oklahoma
     Northeast Texas Panhandle

   * Effective this Thursday night and Friday morning from 740 PM
     until 300 AM CDT.

   * Primary threats include...
     Scattered damaging winds and isolated significant gusts to 80
       mph likely
     Scattered large hail and isolated very large hail events to 3
       inches in diameter likely
     A tornado or two possible

   SUMMARY...Several supercells will likely develop, initially across
   southwest Kansas and then farther south across the northeast Texas
   Panhandle into northwest Oklahoma. These severe storms should
   consolidate into a broader MCS towards central Oklahoma later
   tonight.

   The severe thunderstorm watch area is approximately along and 95
   statute miles east and west of a line from 20 miles east of Clinton
   OK to 35 miles northwest of Medicine Lodge KS. For a complete
   depiction of the watch see the associated watch outline update
   (WOUS64 KWNS WOU1).

   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 170...

   AVIATION...A few severe thunderstorms with hail surface and aloft to
   3 inches. Extreme turbulence and surface wind gusts to 70 knots. A
   few cumulonimbi with maximum tops to 550. Mean storm motion vector
   30035.

   ...Grams
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