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Tornado Watch 11
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WW0011 Radar
Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood Moderate Moderate
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
Moderate Moderate
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
Low Very Low

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   SEL1
   
   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   TORNADO WATCH NUMBER 11
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   715 PM CST TUE JAN 29 2013
   
   THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A
   TORNADO WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF 
   
          SOUTHERN ILLINOIS
          WESTERN KENTUCKY
          SOUTHEAST MISSOURI
   
   EFFECTIVE THIS TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY MORNING FROM 715 PM
   UNTIL 100 AM CST.
   
   TORNADOES...HAIL TO 1 INCH IN DIAMETER...THUNDERSTORM WIND GUSTS
   TO 80 MPH...AND DANGEROUS LIGHTNING ARE POSSIBLE IN THESE AREAS.
   
   THE TORNADO WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 65 STATUTE
   MILES EAST AND WEST OF A LINE FROM 30 MILES SOUTHEAST OF POPLAR
   BLUFF MISSOURI TO 10 MILES NORTH OF MOUNT VERNON ILLINOIS.  FOR A
   COMPLETE DEPICTION OF THE WATCH SEE THE ASSOCIATED WATCH OUTLINE
   UPDATE (WOUS64 KWNS WOU1).
   
   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 9...WW 10...
   
   DISCUSSION...LINE OF THUNDERSTORMS OVER SOUTHERN MO IS EXPECTED TO
   INTENSIFY DURING THE NEXT FEW HOURS AS THE LOW LEVEL JET BECOMES
   VERY STRONG AND THE UPPER LEVEL TROUGH APPROACHES.  DESPITE WEAK
   INSTABILITY...90KT+ WINDS IN THE LOWEST 3KM COUPLED WITH EXTREME
   SHEAR VALUES WILL PROMOTE A RISK OF DAMAGING WIND GUSTS IN STRONGER
   CONVECTIVE ELEMENTS...ALONG WITH A RISK OF ISOLATED EMBEDDED
   TORNADOES.
   
   AVIATION...TORNADOES AND A FEW SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WITH HAIL
   SURFACE AND ALOFT TO 1 INCH. EXTREME TURBULENCE AND SURFACE WIND
   GUSTS TO 70 KNOTS. A FEW CUMULONIMBI WITH MAXIMUM TOPS TO 400.
   MEAN STORM MOTION VECTOR 22050.
   
   
   ...HART
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