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Severe Thunderstorm Watch 538
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Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood Low Very Low
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
High Moderate
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
Moderate Moderate

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   SEL8

   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   Severe Thunderstorm Watch Number 538
   NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
   1025 PM CDT Tue Oct 26 2021

   The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

   * Severe Thunderstorm Watch for portions of 
     South Central Kansas
     Central Oklahoma

   * Effective this Tuesday night and Wednesday morning from 1025 PM
     until 500 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...Lines of strong to severe thunderstorms will track across
   the watch area overnight, with the potential for damaging winds and
   hail in the strongest cells.  An isolated tornado spin-up or two is
   also possible along the leading edge of these storms.

   The severe thunderstorm watch area is approximately along and 50
   statute miles east and west of a line from 55 miles northeast of
   Hutchinson KS to 30 miles west southwest of Durant OK. For a
   complete depiction of the watch see the associated watch outline
   update (WOUS64 KWNS WOU8).

   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 536...WW 537...

   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 500. Mean storm motion vector
   24040.

   ...Hart
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