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Tornado Watch in Effect for KS,MO
WW 99 TORNADO KS MO 292050Z - 300400Z
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Tornado Watch Number 99
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
350 PM CDT Wed Mar 29 2017

The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

* Tornado Watch for portions of 
  Eastern Kansas
  Western and south-central Missouri

* Effective this Wednesday afternoon and evening from 350 PM
  until 1100 PM CDT.

* Primary threats include...
  A few tornadoes and a couple intense tornadoes possible
  Scattered large hail and isolated very large hail events to 2
    inches in diameter possible
  Isolated damaging wind gusts to 70 mph possible

SUMMARY...The air mass continues to gradually destabilize to the
east of a surface low and along/south of a northward-spreading warm
front across eastern Kansas and western Missouri. Severe hail may be
the most common risk initially. With time, a tornado risk may
increase particularly across parts of western/southern Missouri
where damaging winds will also be a concern.

The tornado watch area is approximately along and 75 statute miles
east and west of a line from 10 miles east northeast of Olathe KS to
50 miles south southeast of Springfield MO. For a complete depiction
of the watch see the associated watch outline update (WOUS64 KWNS


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.



AVIATION...Tornadoes and 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 500. Mean
storm motion vector 20035.


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