SPC Severe Thunderstorm Watch 580



WW 580 SEVERE TSTM KS 132310Z – 140700Z

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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
Severe Thunderstorm Watch Number 580
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
610 PM CDT Tue Aug 13 2019

The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

* Severe Thunderstorm Watch for portions of 
  Western and central Kansas

* Effective this Tuesday night and Wednesday morning from 610 PM
  until 200 AM CDT.

* Primary threats include...
  Scattered damaging winds likely with isolated significant gusts
    to 90 mph possible
  Isolated large hail events to 1.5 inches in diameter possible
  A tornado or two possible

SUMMARY...A severe thunderstorm complex, now becoming well-organized
over northwestern Kansas with a history of measured severe wind,
should sweep southeastward across the watch area through this
evening.  The main concern will be severe gusts, though isolated
large hail is possible, and a tornado cannot be ruled out.

The severe thunderstorm watch area is approximately along and 70
statute miles either side of a line from 55 miles northwest of
Liberal KS to 50 miles southeast of Russell KS. For a complete
depiction of the watch see the associated watch outline update
(WOUS64 KWNS WOU0).

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.

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OTHER WATCH INFORMATION...CONTINUE...WW 577...WW 578...WW 579...

AVIATION...A few severe thunderstorms with hail surface and aloft to
1.5 inches. Extreme turbulence and surface wind gusts to 80 knots. A
few cumulonimbi with maximum tops to 550. Mean storm motion vector
31035.

...Edwards

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