Severe Local Storm Watch and Watch Cancellation Msg
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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
Severe Thunderstorm Watch Number 458
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
545 PM CDT Sat Aug 19 2017

The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

* Severe Thunderstorm Watch for portions of
  Northwestern and north central Kansas
  The central third of Nebraska

* Effective this Saturday afternoon and Sunday morning from 545
  PM until 100 AM CDT.

* Primary threats include...
  Scattered damaging wind gusts to 70 mph possible
  Isolated very large hail events to 2.5 inches in diameter
    possible

SUMMARY...Thunderstorms are forecast to increase in coverage and
intensify over the next couple of hours, with risk for large hail
and damaging winds likewise increasing in and near the watch area.
Severe risk will continue for several hours, before diminishing in
the late evening hours.

The severe thunderstorm watch area is approximately along and 75
statute miles east and west of a line from 30 miles northwest of
Oneill NE to 30 miles west southwest of Hill 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.

&&

OTHER WATCH INFORMATION...CONTINUE...WW 457...

AVIATION...A few severe thunderstorms with hail surface and aloft to
2.5 inches. Extreme turbulence and surface wind gusts to 60 knots. A
few cumulonimbi with maximum tops to 500. Mean storm motion vector
28030.

...Goss



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