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Severe Thunderstorm Watch in Effect for KS,OK,TX
WW 78 SEVERE TSTM KS OK TX 232045Z - 240300Z
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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
Severe Thunderstorm Watch Number 78
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
345 PM CDT Thu Mar 23 2017

The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

* Severe Thunderstorm Watch for portions of 
  Southwest Kansas
  Oklahoma Panhandle
  Texas Panhandle

* Effective this Thursday afternoon and evening from 345 PM until
  1000 PM CDT.

* Primary threats include...
  Scattered large hail and isolated very large hail events to 2
    inches in diameter possible
  Scattered damaging wind gusts to 70 mph possible

SUMMARY...Thunderstorms are expected to intensify this afternoon
over the western Texas Panhandle and southwest Kansas, and spread
northeastward across the watch area.  Damaging winds and hail will
be possible in the stronger cells until after dark.

The severe thunderstorm watch area is approximately along and 45
statute miles east and west of a line from 50 miles west southwest
of Plainview TX to 50 miles north of Garden City KS. 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.

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AVIATION...A few severe thunderstorms with hail surface and aloft to
2 inches. Extreme turbulence and surface wind gusts to 60 knots. A
few cumulonimbi with maximum tops to 400. Mean storm motion vector
24035.

...Hart

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