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Tornado Watch 13
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WW0013 Radar
Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood Moderate Low
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
Moderate Low
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
Low Very Low

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   SEL3

   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   TORNADO WATCH NUMBER 13
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   445 PM CST THU FEB 20 2014

   THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A

   * TORNADO WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF 
     CENTRAL AND EASTERN ILLINOIS
     WESTERN INDIANA

   * EFFECTIVE THIS THURSDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING FROM 445 PM UNTIL
     900 PM CST.

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

   THE TORNADO WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 55 STATUTE
   MILES EAST AND WEST OF A LINE FROM 15 MILES NORTH NORTHWEST OF
   DANVILLE ILLINOIS TO 25 MILES SOUTHEAST OF MOUNT VERNON ILLINOIS.
    FOR A COMPLETE DEPICTION OF THE WATCH SEE THE ASSOCIATED WATCH
   OUTLINE UPDATE (WOUS64 KWNS WOU3).

   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...THIS TORNADO WATCH REPLACES SEVERE
   THUNDERSTORM WATCH NUMBER 12. WATCH NUMBER 12 WILL NOT BE IN
   EFFECT AFTER 445 PM CST. CONTINUE...WW 9...WW 10...WW 11...

   DISCUSSION...SFC PRESSURE FALLS AND 60 KT SSWLY NEAR-SFC FLOW
   SUGGEST THAT APPRECIABLE LOW-LVL AIR MASS RECOVERY WILL CONTINUE
   OVER THE NEXT FEW HOURS AHEAD OF EXISTING BROKEN LINE OF SUPERCELLS
   IN CNTRL IL. CONTINUED DEEPENING OF ASSOCIATED SFC LOW NOW NEAR
   DVN...COUPLED WITH CONTINUED ENE MOTION OF STRONG MID-LVL SHORTWAVE
   IMPULSE...AND 700 MB SWLY WIND SPEEDS INCREASING TO AOA 70 KTS
   TOGETHER SUGGEST POTENTIAL FOR A COUPLE TORNADOES...IN ADDITION TO
   DMGG WIND.

   AVIATION...TORNADOES AND 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.


   ...CORFIDI
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