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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
Tornado Watch Number 178
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
1035 PM CDT Fri May 17 2019
The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a
* Tornado Watch for portions of
* Effective this Friday night and Saturday morning from 1035 PM
until 200 AM CDT.
* Primary threats include...
A couple tornadoes possible
Scattered damaging wind gusts to 70 mph likely
Scattered large hail and isolated very large hail events to 2
inches in diameter possible
SUMMARY...A complex of storms including a couple of supercells and
bowing segments will continue to move northeastward across the
region into the overnight hours. Damaging winds, large hail, and a
couple of tornadoes will all be possible.
The tornado watch area is approximately along and 50 statute miles
east and west of a line from 30 miles north northwest of Concordia
KS to 15 miles southwest of Salina KS. For a complete depiction of
the watch see the associated watch outline update (WOUS64 KWNS
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 173...WW 175...WW 177...
AVIATION...Tornadoes and 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 22030.