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Tornado Watch 178
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Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood Moderate Low
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
Moderate Low
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
Moderate Moderate

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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 
     North-central Kansas

   * 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
   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 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.

   ...Guyer
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