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WW0009 Radar
Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood Moderate Low
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
Moderate Moderate
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
Low Very Low

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   SEL9
   
   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   TORNADO WATCH NUMBER 9
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   1235 PM CST TUE JAN 29 2013
   
   THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A
   TORNADO WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF 
   
          NORTH CENTRAL ARKANSAS
          WEST CENTRAL ILLINOIS
          SOUTH CENTRAL AND EAST CENTRAL MISSOURI
   
   EFFECTIVE THIS TUESDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING FROM 1235 PM UNTIL
   800 PM CST.
   
   TORNADOES...HAIL TO 1 INCH IN DIAMETER...THUNDERSTORM WIND GUSTS
   TO 75 MPH...AND DANGEROUS LIGHTNING ARE POSSIBLE IN THESE AREAS.
   
   THE TORNADO WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 70 STATUTE
   MILES EAST AND WEST OF A LINE FROM 60 MILES SOUTH OF HARRISON
   ARKANSAS TO 55 MILES NORTH NORTHWEST OF SAINT LOUIS MISSOURI. 
   FOR A COMPLETE DEPICTION OF THE WATCH SEE THE ASSOCIATED WATCH
   OUTLINE UPDATE (WOUS64 KWNS WOU9).
   
   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 6...WW 7...WW 8...
   
   DISCUSSION...A COLD FRONTAL SQUALL LINE WILL CONTINUE TO MOVE EWD
   ACROSS CENTRAL MO THROUGH THE AFTERNOON...WHILE ADDITIONAL STORMS
   FORM AHEAD OF THE FRONT FROM NW AR INTO SRN MO.  THOUGH INSTABILITY
   WILL REMAIN SOMEWHAT LIMITED THROUGH THE AFTERNOON...VERY STRONG
   VERTICAL SHEAR WILL PROMOTE BOTH EMBEDDED BOWING SEGMENTS AND SOME
   SUPERCELL STRUCTURES...WITH AN ATTENDANT RISK FOR DAMAGING WINDS AND
   A FEW TORNADOES.
   
   AVIATION...TORNADOES AND A FEW SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WITH HAIL
   SURFACE AND ALOFT TO 1 INCH. EXTREME TURBULENCE AND SURFACE WIND
   GUSTS TO 65 KNOTS. A FEW CUMULONIMBI WITH MAXIMUM TOPS TO 400.
   MEAN STORM MOTION VECTOR 24050.
   
   
   ...THOMPSON
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