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Storm Prediction Center Tornado Watch 524

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   Tornado Watch Number 524
   NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
   935 PM CDT Tue Oct 12 2021

   The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

   * Tornado Watch for portions of 
     Western and Central Kansas

   * Effective this Tuesday night and Wednesday morning from 935 PM
     until 500 AM CDT.

   * Primary threats include...
     A few tornadoes possible
     Widespread damaging winds likely with isolated significant gusts
       to 80 mph possible
     Isolated large hail events to 1.5 inches in diameter possible

   SUMMARY...A nearly continuous line of storms will continue to
   progress east-northeastward across western/central Kansas late this
   evening into the overnight. Damaging winds will be the most
   prevalent concern, but strengthening low-level shear and a
   moistening environment will also support the possibility of a few
   tornadoes with the quasi-linear storms.

   The tornado watch area is approximately along and 75 statute miles
   east and west of a line from 20 miles north northwest of Russell KS
   to 20 miles south of Medicine Lodge KS. For a complete depiction of
   the watch see the associated watch outline update (WOUS64 KWNS


   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.



   AVIATION...Tornadoes and a few severe thunderstorms with hail
   surface and aloft to 1.5 inches. Extreme turbulence and surface wind
   gusts to 70 knots. A few cumulonimbi with maximum tops to 500. Mean
   storm motion vector 21040.