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Severe Thunderstorm Watch in Effect for KS,OK,TX
WW 194 SEVERE TSTM KS OK TX 200305Z - 201000Z
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Severe Thunderstorm Watch Number 194
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
1005 PM CDT Tue Jun 19 2018

The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

* Severe Thunderstorm Watch for portions of 
  Southern and East-Central Kansas
  Northwest Oklahoma
  Northeast Texas Panhandle

* Effective this Tuesday night and Wednesday morning from 1005 PM
  until 500 AM CDT.

* Primary threats include...
  Scattered damaging wind gusts to 70 mph likely
  Isolated very large hail events to 2 inches in diameter possible
  A tornado or two possible

SUMMARY...A linearly organized Mesoscale Convective System continues
to accelerate east/southeastward across west-central Kansas late
this evening. Recent observed wind gusts include 56 knots at Garden
City, Kansas as of 0244Z/944pm CDT. This system will likely spread
into much of southern/central Kansas and possibly northwest Oklahoma
through the early overnight hours, with pockets of embedded wind
damage expected aside from some sporadic hail as well.

The severe thunderstorm watch area is approximately along and 55
statute miles north and south of a line from 40 miles south of
Manhattan KS to 25 miles south of Liberal KS. For a complete
depiction of the watch see the associated watch outline update


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



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 600. Mean storm motion vector


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