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SEL4 URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED 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 WOU4). PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... 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. && OTHER WATCH INFORMATION...CONTINUE...WW 522...WW 523... 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. ...Guyer