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Severe Thunderstorm Watch 286
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WW0286 Radar
Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood Low Very Low
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
Moderate Low
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
Moderate Low

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   SEL6

   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH NUMBER 286
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   950 PM CDT WED JUN 11 2014

   THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A

   * SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF 
     CENTRAL AND SOUTH CENTRAL KANSAS
     NORTHWEST INTO CENTRAL OKLAHOMA

   * EFFECTIVE THIS WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY MORNING FROM 950 PM
     UNTIL 400 AM CDT.

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

   THE SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 75
   STATUTE MILES EAST AND WEST OF A LINE FROM 35 MILES NORTH
   NORTHWEST OF HUTCHINSON KANSAS TO 60 MILES WEST OF OKLAHOMA CITY
   OKLAHOMA.  FOR A COMPLETE DEPICTION OF THE WATCH SEE THE
   ASSOCIATED WATCH OUTLINE UPDATE (WOUS64 KWNS WOU6).

   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 282...WW 283...WW
   284...WW 285...

   DISCUSSION...MERGERS OF THUNDERSTORM CLUSTERS IN KS AND THE NE TX
   PANHANDLE WILL CONTINUE TO RESULT IN UPSCALE STORM DEVELOPMENT FOR
   THE NEXT FEW HOURS.  THE NET RESULT WILL BE A RISK FOR DAMAGING
   WINDS WITH AN MCS THAT IS EXPECTED TO MOVE ESEWD INTO OK TONIGHT.

   AVIATION...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 500. MEAN STORM
   MOTION VECTOR 31030.


   ...THOMPSON
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