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Tornado Watch 33
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WW0033 Radar
Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood Moderate Low
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
Moderate Low
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
Moderate Low

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   SEL3

   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   TORNADO WATCH NUMBER 33
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   ISSUED BY 15TH OWS SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE IL
   1255 PM CDT THU MAR 27 2014

   THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A

   * TORNADO WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF 
     MUCH OF EASTERN KANSAS
     WESTERN MISSOURI
     SMALL PART OF NORTHEAST OKLAHOMA

   * EFFECTIVE THIS THURSDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING FROM 1255 PM
     UNTIL 800 PM CDT.

   * PRIMARY THREATS INCLUDE...
     SEVERAL TORNADOES POSSIBLE
     SEVERAL DAMAGING WIND GUSTS TO 70 MPH POSSIBLE
     SEVERAL LARGE HAIL EVENTS TO 1.5 INCHES IN DIAMETER POSSIBLE

   THE TORNADO WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 80 STATUTE
   MILES EAST AND WEST OF A LINE FROM 50 MILES NORTH NORTHWEST OF
   CHILLICOTHE MISSOURI TO 60 MILES SOUTH OF CHANUTE KANSAS.  FOR A
   COMPLETE DEPICTION OF THE WATCH SEE THE ASSOCIATED WATCH OUTLINE
   UPDATE (WOUS64 KWNS WOU3).

   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.

   &&

   DISCUSSION...THUNDERSTORMS EXPECTED TO INCREASE THROUGH 20Z IN
   ADVANCE OF DRY LINE AND SURFACE COLD FRONT.  SBCAPE HAS INCREASED TO
   1000+ J/KG IN CLEARING AHEAD OF THE SURFACE BOUNDARY.  STRONG
   LOW/MID LEVEL SHEAR OF 50+KTS OVERLAPS THE HIGHER INSTABILITY IN
   ADVANCE OF STRONG MID LEVEL SHORTWAVE. THIS ENVIRONMENT WILL
   SUPPORT THREAT FOR LARGE HAIL, DAMAGING WINDS AND A FEW TORNADOES.

   AVIATION...TORNADOES AND A FEW SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WITH HAIL
   SURFACE AND ALOFT TO 1.5 INCHES. EXTREME TURBULENCE AND SURFACE
   WIND GUSTS TO 60 KNOTS. A FEW CUMULONIMBI WITH MAXIMUM TOPS TO
   350. MEAN STORM MOTION VECTOR 25040.


   ...15_OWS
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