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Tornado Watch 304
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   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   TORNADO WATCH NUMBER 304 
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK 
   135 PM CDT THU MAY 8 2003
   
   THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A
   TORNADO WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF 
   
          SOUTH CENTRAL KANSAS
          CENTRAL OKLAHOMA
   
   EFFECTIVE THIS THURSDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING FROM 135 PM UNTIL
   900 PM CDT.
   
   ...THIS IS A PARTICULARLY DANGEROUS SITUATION...
   
   DESTRUCTIVE TORNADOES...LARGE HAIL TO 3 INCHES IN DIAMETER...
   THUNDERSTORM WIND GUSTS TO 70 MPH...AND DANGEROUS LIGHTNING ARE
   POSSIBLE IN THESE AREAS.
   
   THE TORNADO WATCH AREA IS ALONG AND 65 STATUTE MILES EAST AND WEST
   OF A LINE FROM 55 MILES EAST NORTHEAST OF HUTCHINSON KANSAS TO 50
   MILES SOUTH SOUTHEAST OF FORT SILL OKLAHOMA.
   
   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 300...WW 301...WW 302...WW
   303...
   
   
   DISCUSSION...RAPID SEVERE THUNDERSTORM DEVELOPMENT IS LIKELY OVER
   THE NEXT FEW HOURS...AS CAP ERODES EAST OF THE DRY LINE. 
   DEVELOPMENT MAY OCCUR AS FAR SOUTH AS THE RED RIVER.  VERY STRONG
   SHEAR AND INSTABILITY WILL SUPPORT SUPERCELLS.	IN ADDITION...LOW
   LCL HEIGHTS AND SUFFICIENT LOW LEVEL SHEAR SUGGEST LONG-LIVED
   TORNADIC SUPERCELLS WITH A THREAT OF STRONG/VIOLENT TORNADOES.
   
   AVIATION...TORNADOES AND A FEW SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WITH HAIL
   SURFACE AND ALOFT TO 3 INCHES. EXTREME TURBULENCE AND SURFACE WIND
   GUSTS TO 60 KNOTS. A FEW CUMULONIMBI WITH MAXIMUM TOPS TO 500.
   MEAN STORM MOTION VECTOR 25035.
   
   
   ...EVANS
   
   
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