Tornado Watch (Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma)

KINX Radar 1

URGENT – IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
TORNADO WATCH NUMBER 46
NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
245 PM CDT WED APR 2 2014

THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A

* TORNADO WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF
SOUTHEAST KANSAS
EXTREME SOUTHWEST MISSOURI
NORTHERN OKLAHOMA

* EFFECTIVE THIS WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING FROM 245 PM
UNTIL 1000 PM CDT.

* PRIMARY THREATS INCLUDE…
SEVERAL TORNADOES POSSIBLE
NUMEROUS LARGE HAIL EVENTS LIKELY WITH A FEW VERY LARGE HAIL
EVENTS TO 3 INCHES IN DIAMETER POSSIBLE
SEVERAL DAMAGING WIND GUSTS TO 70 MPH POSSIBLE

THE TORNADO WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 50 STATUTE
MILES NORTH AND SOUTH OF A LINE FROM 40 MILES NORTH OF JOPLIN
MISSOURI TO 45 MILES SOUTH SOUTHWEST OF ALVA OKLAHOMA. FOR A
COMPLETE DEPICTION OF THE WATCH SEE THE ASSOCIATED WATCH OUTLINE
UPDATE (WOUS64 KWNS WOU6).

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.

&&

DISCUSSION…THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED TO FORM ALONG A WEAK SURFACE
BOUNDARY EXTENDING ACROSS NORTHERN OK INTO SOUTHEAST KS. STRONG
INSTABILITY COUPLED WITH FAVORABLE SHEAR WILL PROMOTE SUPERCELL
STORMS CAPABLE OF VERY LARGE HAIL AND DAMAGING WINDS. STRENGTHENING
WIND FIELDS THIS EVENING MAY ALSO PROMOTE THE POTENTIAL FOR ISOLATED
TORNADOES.

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