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Tornado Watch 46
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WW0046 Radar
Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood Moderate Low
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
Moderate Low
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
High Moderate

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   SEL6

   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   TORNADO WATCH NUMBER 46
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   245 PM CDT WED APR 2 2014

   THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A

   * TORNADO WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF 
     SOUTHEAST KANSAS
     EXTREME SOUTHWEST MISSOURI
     NORTHERN OKLAHOMA

   * EFFECTIVE THIS WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING FROM 245 PM
     UNTIL 1000 PM CDT.

   * PRIMARY THREATS INCLUDE...
     SEVERAL TORNADOES POSSIBLE
     NUMEROUS LARGE HAIL EVENTS LIKELY WITH A FEW VERY LARGE HAIL
       EVENTS TO 3 INCHES IN DIAMETER POSSIBLE
     SEVERAL DAMAGING WIND GUSTS TO 70 MPH POSSIBLE

   THE TORNADO WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 50 STATUTE
   MILES NORTH AND SOUTH OF A LINE FROM 40 MILES NORTH OF JOPLIN
   MISSOURI TO 45 MILES SOUTH SOUTHWEST OF ALVA OKLAHOMA.  FOR A
   COMPLETE DEPICTION OF THE WATCH SEE THE ASSOCIATED WATCH OUTLINE
   UPDATE (WOUS64 KWNS WOU6).

   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 ARE EXPECTED TO FORM ALONG A WEAK SURFACE
   BOUNDARY EXTENDING ACROSS NORTHERN OK INTO SOUTHEAST KS.  STRONG
   INSTABILITY COUPLED WITH FAVORABLE SHEAR WILL PROMOTE SUPERCELL
   STORMS CAPABLE OF VERY LARGE HAIL AND DAMAGING WINDS.  STRENGTHENING
   WIND FIELDS THIS EVENING MAY ALSO PROMOTE THE POTENTIAL FOR ISOLATED
   TORNADOES.

   AVIATION...TORNADOES AND A FEW SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WITH HAIL
   SURFACE AND ALOFT TO 3 INCHES. EXTREME TURBULENCE AND SURFACE
   WIND GUSTS TO 60 KNOTS. A FEW CUMULONIMBI WITH MAXIMUM TOPS TO
   500. MEAN STORM MOTION VECTOR 26030.


   ...HART
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