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Mesoscale Discussion 254
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   MESOSCALE DISCUSSION 0254
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   0249 AM CDT THU APR 03 2014

   AREAS AFFECTED...ERN KS/MO/SERN IA/IL

   CONCERNING...SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH 48...

   VALID 030749Z - 030945Z

   THE SEVERE WEATHER THREAT FOR SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH 48
   CONTINUES.

   SUMMARY...STRONG/SEVERE STORMS CAPABLE OF PRODUCING LARGE HAIL --
   AND POSSIBLY A FEW STRONGER GUSTS OVER THE MO/SWRN IL VICINITY --
   CONTINUE.  MORE ISOLATED SEVERE RISK IS FORECAST TO CONTINUE
   SPREADING ENEWD OVER THE NEXT FEW HOURS.

   DISCUSSION...LATEST RADAR IMAGERY REVEALS A BAND OF
   STRONG/OCCASIONALLY SEVERE STORMS MOVING EWD ACROSS THE CENTRAL MO
   VICINITY ATTM...ROUGHLY ALONG THE SURFACE WARM FRONT NOW ANALYZED
   FROM JUST N OF CNU TO JUST S OF STL.  IN ADDITION TO HEAVY RAINFALL
   ONGOING ACROSS THE AREA...SEVERE THREAT -- MAINLY IN THE FORM OF
   HAIL -- CONTINUES WITH STRONGER CELLS WITHIN THIS BAND. 
   MEANWHILE...ON THE NRN AND ERN PERIPHERY OF THIS CONVECTIVE
   BAND...OTHER/ELEVATED STORMS CONTINUE SPREADING EWD/ENEWD WITH
   TIME...WITHIN A LARGE AREA OF WARM ADVECTION-INDUCED UVV BEING
   MANIFEST NEAR THE NOSE OF A SLOWLY VEERING LOW-LEVEL JET.  WHILE
   THIS THREAT WILL LIKELY CONTINUE OVER THE NEXT SEVERAL HOURS...THE
   RISK SHOULD REMAIN CONFINED TO ONLY THE STRONGEST CONVECTIVE CELLS.

   WITH GREATEST SEVERE RISK CONTAINED WITHIN WW 0048...AND WITH ONLY
   ISOLATED/ELEVATED SEVERE STORMS EXPECTED ELSEWHERE...ADDITIONAL WW
   ISSUANCE IS NOT ANTICIPATED ATTM.

   ..GOSS/EDWARDS.. 04/03/2014


   ATTN...WFO...LOT...ILX...LSX...DVN...SGF...DMX...EAX...TOP...
   ICT...

   LAT...LON   37449547 38639571 39689541 41329110 41698778 40588801
               38638906 37509122 37449547 

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