Severe Weather Statement
Issued by NWS Wichita, KS

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SEVERE WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WICHITA KS
550 PM CDT FRI APR 24 2015

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RUSSELL KS-
550 PM CDT FRI APR 24 2015

...A TORNADO WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 645 PM CDT FOR NORTHERN
RUSSELL COUNTY...

AT 549 PM CDT...A CONFIRMED TORNADO WAS LOCATED 6 MILES SOUTH OF
LURAY...OR 11 MILES NORTHEAST OF RUSSELL...MOVING EAST AT 30 MPH.

HAZARD...DAMAGING TORNADO...TWO INCH HAIL AND 70 TO 80 MPH WINDS.

SOURCE...WEATHER SPOTTERS CONFIRMED TORNADO.

IMPACT...FLYING DEBRIS WILL BE DANGEROUS TO THOSE CAUGHT WITHOUT
         SHELTER. MOBILE HOMES WILL BE DAMAGED OR DESTROYED. DAMAGE
         TO ROOFS...WINDOWS AND VEHICLES WILL OCCUR.  TREE DAMAGE IS
         LIKELY.

THIS TORNADO WILL BE NEAR...
  LUCAS AROUND 605 PM CDT.

OTHER LOCATIONS IMPACTED BY THIS TORNADIC THUNDERSTORM INCLUDE WILSON
STATE PARK...PARADISE...WALDO AND WILSON LAKE.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

TO REPEAT...A TORNADO IS ON THE GROUND! TAKE COVER NOW! MOVE TO A
BASEMENT OR AN INTERIOR ROOM ON THE LOWEST FLOOR OF A STURDY
BUILDING. AVOID WINDOWS. IF YOU ARE OUTDOORS...IN A MOBILE HOME...OR
IN A VEHICLE...MOVE TO THE CLOSEST SUBSTANTIAL SHELTER AND PROTECT
YOURSELF FROM FLYING DEBRIS.

MOTORISTS SHOULD NOT TAKE SHELTER UNDER HIGHWAY OVERPASSES. IF YOU
CANNOT SAFELY DRIVE AWAY FROM THE TORNADO...AS A LAST RESORT...EITHER
PARK YOUR VEHICLE AND STAY PUT...OR ABANDON YOUR VEHICLE AND LIE DOWN
IN A LOW LYING AREA AND PROTECT YOURSELF FROM FLYING DEBRIS.

IF A TORNADO OR OTHER SEVERE WEATHER IS SPOTTED...REPORT IT TO THE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OR YOUR LOCAL NEAREST LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY
WHO WILL SEND YOUR REPORT. THIS ACT MAY SAVE LIVES OF OTHERS IN THE
PATH OF DANGEROUS WEATHER.

&&

LAT...LON 3913 9897 3913 9849 3891 9848 3886 9849
      3892 9889
TIME...MOT...LOC 2249Z 271DEG 30KT 3903 9873

TORNADO...OBSERVED
HAIL...2.00IN

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