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SEL5 URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED Severe Thunderstorm Watch Number 85 NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK 315 PM CDT Sun Mar 26 2017 The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a * Severe Thunderstorm Watch for portions of Southern Kansas * Effective this Sunday afternoon and evening from 315 PM until 1100 PM CDT. * Primary threats include... Isolated very large hail events to 2 inches in diameter possible Isolated damaging wind gusts to 70 mph possible A tornado or two possible SUMMARY...Initially this afternoon, increasing elevated storms may pose some severe hail risk across south-central toward southeast Kansas. Additional near-surface-based storms are expected to develop by late afternoon and early evening farther west across southern Kansas in vicinity of a warm front. Severe hail and locally damaging winds are expected to be the main risks, although a tornado cannot be ruled out early this evening immediately near the Kansas/Oklahoma border vicinity as low-level moisture continues to increase. The severe thunderstorm watch area is approximately along and 25 statute miles north and south of a line from 40 miles west of Medicine Lodge KS to 95 miles east of Wichita KS. For a complete depiction of the watch see the associated watch outline update (WOUS64 KWNS WOU5). 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. && AVIATION...A few severe thunderstorms with hail surface and aloft to 2 inches. Extreme turbulence and surface wind gusts to 60 knots. A few cumulonimbi with maximum tops to 450. Mean storm motion vector 23025. ...Guyer