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PUBLIC SEVERE WEATHER OUTLOOK
NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
1144 AM CDT THU MAY 18 2017

...Outbreak of tornadoes and severe thunderstorms expected over
parts of the central and southern Plains this afternoon and
tonight...

* LOCATIONS...
  Southern and central Kansas
  Western and central Oklahoma
  North Texas

* HAZARDS...
  Numerous tornadoes, several intense and long track
  Widespread large hail, some baseball size
  Scattered damaging winds, some hurricane force

* SUMMARY...
  An outbreak of severe thunderstorms with tornadoes, very large
  hail and wind damage is expected to develop across parts of the
  southern and central Plains from this afternoon into this
  evening and overnight. Some strong, long-lived tornadoes are
  expected, along with hail to near 4 inches in diameter, over
  parts of Kansas and Oklahoma. Large hail, tornadoes and wind
  damage also will be possible outside of these areas across parts
  of the southern and central Plains. Locally damaging gusts and
  sporadic hail also are expected across parts of the lower Great
  Lakes region to western New England this afternoon and early
  evening.

Preparedness actions...

Review your severe weather safety procedures for the possibility
of dangerous weather today. Stay tuned to NOAA Weather Radio,
weather.gov, or other media for watches and warnings. A tornado
watch means that conditions are favorable for tornadoes to form
during the next several hours. If a tornado warning is issued for
your area, move to a place of safety, ideally in a basement or
interior room on the lowest floor of a sturdy building.

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..Marsh.. 05/18/2017

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