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Severe Thunderstorm Watch 580
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Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood Low Very Low
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
Moderate Moderate
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
Low Low

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   SEL0

   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   Severe Thunderstorm Watch Number 580
   NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
   610 PM CDT Tue Aug 13 2019

   The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

   * Severe Thunderstorm Watch for portions of 
     Western and central Kansas

   * Effective this Tuesday night and Wednesday morning from 610 PM
     until 200 AM CDT.

   * Primary threats include...
     Scattered damaging winds likely with isolated significant gusts
       to 90 mph possible
     Isolated large hail events to 1.5 inches in diameter possible
     A tornado or two possible

   SUMMARY...A severe thunderstorm complex, now becoming well-organized
   over northwestern Kansas with a history of measured severe wind,
   should sweep southeastward across the watch area through this
   evening.  The main concern will be severe gusts, though isolated
   large hail is possible, and a tornado cannot be ruled out.

   The severe thunderstorm watch area is approximately along and 70
   statute miles either side of a line from 55 miles northwest of
   Liberal KS to 50 miles southeast of Russell KS. For a complete
   depiction of the watch see the associated watch outline update
   (WOUS64 KWNS WOU0).

   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 577...WW 578...WW 579...

   AVIATION...A few severe thunderstorms with hail surface and aloft to
   1.5 inches. Extreme turbulence and surface wind gusts to 80 knots. A
   few cumulonimbi with maximum tops to 550. Mean storm motion vector
   31035.

   ...Edwards
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