WW 62 TORNADO KS MO NE 062025Z – 070400Z

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Tornado Watch Number 62
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
225 PM CST Mon Mar 6 2017

The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

* Tornado Watch for portions of 
  Northeast Kansas
  Northwest and north-central Missouri
  Far southeast Nebraska

* Effective this Monday afternoon and evening from 225 PM until
  1000 PM CST.

* Primary threats include...
  A few tornadoes likely with a couple intense tornadoes possible
  Scattered large hail likely with isolated very large hail events
    to 2.5 inches in diameter possible
  Scattered damaging wind gusts to 70 mph likely

SUMMARY...Scattered storms will develop early this evening and
likely form into a fast-moving line moving east across the Lower
Missouri Valley. Initial storms should have the greatest potential
for tornadoes and large hail, transitioning to a predominant
damaging wind threat over time.

The tornado watch area is approximately along and 100 statute miles
east and west of a line from 60 miles north northwest of Chillicothe
MO to 60 miles south of Olathe KS. For a complete depiction of the
watch see the associated watch outline update (WOUS64 KWNS WOU2).


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 2.5 inches. Extreme turbulence and surface wind
gusts to 60 knots. A few cumulonimbi with maximum tops to 500. Mean
storm motion vector 24040.


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