SPC Severe Thunderstorm Watch 176



WW 176 SEVERE TSTM KS 180035Z – 180400Z

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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
Severe Thunderstorm Watch Number 176
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
735 PM CDT Fri May 17 2019

The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

* Severe Thunderstorm Watch for portions of 
  Western Kansas

* Effective this Friday evening from 735 PM until 1100 PM CDT.

* Primary threats include...
  Scattered large hail and isolated very large hail events to 2.5
    inches in diameter possible
  Isolated damaging wind gusts to 70 mph possible
  A tornado or two possible

SUMMARY...Isolated supercells have developed near the dryline and
these storms may persist as they generally move northeastward this
evening across southwest/west-central Kansas. Large hail is the most
probable risk, but there may also be some tornado risk as the
low-level jet increases this evening.

The severe thunderstorm watch area is approximately along and 40
statute miles east and west of a line from 30 miles west northwest
of Russell KS to 50 miles south of Dodge City KS. For a complete
depiction of the watch see the associated watch outline update
(WOUS64 KWNS WOU6).

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 171...WW 172...WW
173...WW 174...WW 175...

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 550. Mean storm motion vector
23030.

...Guyer

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