Skip Navigation Links weather.gov 
NOAA logo-Select to go to the NOAA homepage NOAA's National Weather Service   Select to go to the NWS homepage
Storm Prediction Center
navigation bar left  
  navigation bar end cap


 
USA.gov is the U.S. Government's official Web portal to all Federal, state and local government Web resources and services.

Severe Thunderstorm Watch 12
< Previous WW         Next WW >
  | | | | |  
WW0012 Radar
Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood Low Very Low
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
Moderate Low
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
Low Very Low

Note:  The expiration time in the watch graphic is amended if the watch is replaced, cancelled or extended.
Note: Click for Watch Status Reports.
   SEL2

   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH NUMBER 12
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   350 PM CST THU FEB 20 2014

   THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A

   * SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF 
     EAST CENTRAL ILLINOIS
     WEST CENTRAL INDIANA

   * EFFECTIVE THIS THURSDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING FROM 350 PM UNTIL
     900 PM CST.

   * PRIMARY THREATS INCLUDE...
     SEVERAL DAMAGING WIND GUSTS TO 70 MPH POSSIBLE
     A FEW TORNADOES POSSIBLE

   THE SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 55
   STATUTE MILES EAST AND WEST OF A LINE FROM 10 MILES EAST
   NORTHEAST OF CHAMPAIGN ILLINOIS TO 70 MILES SOUTH SOUTHWEST OF
   TERRE HAUTE INDIANA.  FOR A COMPLETE DEPICTION OF THE WATCH SEE
   THE ASSOCIATED WATCH OUTLINE UPDATE (WOUS64 KWNS WOU2).

   PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

   REMEMBER...A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH MEANS CONDITIONS ARE
   FAVORABLE FOR 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. SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS CAN AND OCCASIONALLY
   DO PRODUCE TORNADOES.

   &&

   OTHER WATCH INFORMATION...CONTINUE...WW 9...WW 10...WW 11...

   DISCUSSION...A BROKEN BAND OF STRONG/SEVERE STORMS WILL CONTINUE EWD
   ALONG THE SURGING COLD FRONT FROM IL INTO INDIANA LATER THIS
   EVENING.  THE STORMS ARE IN THE MOST FAVORABLE SUPERCELL ENVIRONMENT
   NOW...WITH GRADUALLY COOLING SURFACE TEMPERATURES WITH EWD EXTENT IN
   THE WARM SECTOR.  ALSO...THE WARM SECTOR WILL MOVE ONLY A LITTLE
   FARTHER N...WHICH SUGGESTS THAT A FEW DAMAGING GUSTS AND MARGINALLY
   SEVERE HAIL WILL BE THE MAIN THREATS.  AN ISOLATED TORNADO CANNOT BE
   RULED OUT WITH STORMS INTERACTING WITH THE WARM FRONT...BUT THE
   OVERALL RISK APPEARS RATHER MARGINAL.

   AVIATION...A FEW SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WITH HAIL SURFACE AND ALOFT
   TO 1 INCH. EXTREME TURBULENCE AND SURFACE WIND GUSTS TO 60 KNOTS.
   A FEW CUMULONIMBI WITH MAXIMUM TOPS TO 450. MEAN STORM MOTION
   VECTOR 24055.


   ...THOMPSON
Top of Page/Status Messages for this watch/All Current Watches/Forecast Products/Home
Weather Topics:
Watches, Mesoscale Discussions, Outlooks, Fire Weather, All Products, Contact Us

NOAA / National Weather Service
National Centers for Environmental Prediction
Storm Prediction Center
120 David L. Boren Blvd.
Norman, OK 73072 U.S.A.
spc.feedback@noaa.gov
Page last modified: February 20, 2014
Disclaimer
Information Quality
Help
Glossary
Privacy Policy
Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)
About Us
Career Opportunities