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Tornado Watch is in effect for SOUTH CENTRAL KANSAS NORTHWEST OKLAHOMA EFFECTIVE THIS MONDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING FROM 230 PM UNTIL 900 PM CDT.

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A tornado watch (sometimes referred to as a red box by meteorologists and storm chasers) is issued when conditions are right for a tornado to form. Since any thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado is defined as severe, a tornado watch is also automatically a severe thunderstorm watch. In most cases, the potential exists for large hail and/or damaging winds in addition to the tornadoes.

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Tornado Watch Vs. Tornado Warning

From Toto to Twister, Storm Chasers to Greensburg, tornadoes have swept into our imaginations. And with good reason: Every year, tornadoes in the United States cause millions of dollars in damage and lead to several severe injuries and even fatalities. D

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