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Tornado Watch 197
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Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood Moderate Low
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
High Low
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
Low Very Low

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   SEL7
   
   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   TORNADO WATCH NUMBER 197
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   1055 PM CDT MON MAY 20 2013
   
   THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A
   
   * TORNADO WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF 
     EAST CENTRAL ILLINOIS
     WESTERN AND CENTRAL INDIANA
     WESTERN KENTUCKY
     SOUTHEAST MISSOURI
   
   * EFFECTIVE THIS MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY MORNING FROM 1055 PM
     UNTIL 500 AM CDT.
   
   * PRIMARY THREATS INCLUDE...
     SEVERAL TORNADOES POSSIBLE
     NUMEROUS DAMAGING WIND GUSTS TO 70 MPH LIKELY
     A FEW LARGE HAIL EVENTS TO 1.5 INCHES IN DIAMETER POSSIBLE
   
   THE TORNADO WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 70 STATUTE
   MILES EAST AND WEST OF A LINE FROM 40 MILES EAST SOUTHEAST OF
   POPLAR BLUFF MISSOURI TO 5 MILES WEST NORTHWEST OF LAFAYETTE
   INDIANA.  FOR A COMPLETE DEPICTION OF THE WATCH SEE THE
   ASSOCIATED WATCH OUTLINE UPDATE (WOUS64 KWNS WOU7).
   
   PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...
   
   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 193...WW 194...WW
   195...WW 196...
   
   DISCUSSION...SE MO/CNTRL IL SQLN WITH EMBEDDED LOW-AMPLITUDE BOWS
   EXPECTED TO CONTINUE EWD...WHERE EXISTING WIND/THERMODYNAMIC
   ENVIRONMENT APPEAR SUPPORTIVE OF ADDITIONAL SVR WIND
   GUSTS...MARGINALLY SVR HAIL...AND POSSIBLY BRIEF TORNADOES. A
   TORNADO THREAT ALSO MAY DEVELOP WITH ONE OR TWO STORMS ARISING FROM
   CONFLUENCE AXIS AHEAD OF SQLN IN SE MO AS THE STORMS MOVE/DEVELOP
   NEWD INTO MOIST/STRONGLY-SHEARED LOW-LVL ENVIRONMENT INTO SRN IL.
   
   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 24035.
   
   
   ...CORFIDI
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