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Tornado Watch 730
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List of Counties in Watch 730 (WOU)
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   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   TORNADO WATCH NUMBER 730
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   250 PM CDT THU AUG 18 2005
   
   THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A
   TORNADO WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF 
   
          EXTREME NORTHEAST IOWA
          EXTREME SOUTHEAST MINNESOTA
          CENTRAL AND SOUTHWEST WISCONSIN
   
   EFFECTIVE THIS THURSDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING FROM 250 PM UNTIL
   900 PM CDT.
   
   TORNADOES...HAIL TO 1.5 INCHES IN DIAMETER...THUNDERSTORM WIND
   GUSTS TO 70 MPH...AND DANGEROUS LIGHTNING ARE POSSIBLE IN THESE
   AREAS.
   
   THE TORNADO WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 60 STATUTE MILES
   EAST AND WEST OF A LINE FROM 50 MILES NORTH OF CAMP DOUGLAS
   WISCONSIN TO 50 MILES SOUTH OF LONEROCK WISCONSIN.  FOR A COMPLETE
   DEPICTION OF THE WATCH SEE THE ASSOCIATED WATCH OUTLINE UPDATE
   (WOUS64 KWNS WOU0).
   
   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 729...
   
   DISCUSSION...SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED TO CONTINUE TO
   INCREASE THIS AFTERNOON NEAR SURFACE LOW/WARM FRONT FROM EXTREME
   SOUTHEAST MN INTO WI.  OTHER STORMS MAY DEVELOP SOUTHWARD INTO
   EXTREME NORTHEAST IA.  VERTICAL SHEAR PROFILES WILL PROMOTE
   SUPERCELL POTENTIAL NEAR WARM FRONT...WITH THE RISK OF ISOLATED
   TORNADOES.  DAMAGING WINDS ARE LIKELY TO BE THE MAIN THREAT FARTHER
   SOUTH.
   
   AVIATION...TORNADOES AND A FEW SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WITH HAIL
   SURFACE AND ALOFT TO 1.5 INCHES. EXTREME TURBULENCE AND SURFACE
   WIND GUSTS TO 60 KNOTS. A FEW CUMULONIMBI WITH MAXIMUM TOPS TO
   500. MEAN STORM MOTION VECTOR 26030.
   
   
   ...HART
   
   
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