* Tornado Watch for portions of western and south-central Kansas western Oklahoma eastern Texas Panhandle
* effective this Tuesday afternoon from 320 PM until midnight CDT.
* Primary threats include... several tornadoes likely with a couple intense tornadoes possible widespread large hail expected with isolated very large hail events to 3 inches in diameter possible scattered damaging wind gusts to 70 mph likely
Summary... thunderstorms will intensify soon along the dryline over the TX Panhandle... and along a boundary extending across western KS. This area is likely to see several severe/supercell storms capable of very large hail... damaging winds... and a few tornadoes. There is the potential for strong tornadoes this afternoon and evening.
The Tornado Watch area is approximately along and 70 statute miles east and west of a line from 75 miles north northeast of Garden City Kansas to 70 miles west southwest of Clinton Oklahoma. For a complete depiction of the watch see the associated watch outline update (wous64 kwns wou4).
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 203...
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 26030.