SPC Tornado Watch 177

WW 177 TORNADO KS 180155Z – 180500Z

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Tornado Watch Number 177
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
855 PM CDT Fri May 17 2019

The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

* Tornado Watch for portions of 
  Western Kansas

* Effective this Friday night from 855 PM until Midnight CDT.

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

SUMMARY...Supercells will continue to pose a large hail and tornado
risk this evening mainly across southwest/west-central Kansas.

The tornado watch area is approximately along and 35 statute miles
east and west of a line from 25 miles 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 WOU7).


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.


174...WW 175...WW 176...

AVIATION...Tornadoes and 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 22025.


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