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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
Tornado Watch Number 44
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
720 PM CST Tue Feb 28 2017
The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a
* Tornado Watch for portions of
Extreme eastern Kansas
West-central and northern Missouri
* Effective this Tuesday night and Wednesday morning from 720 PM
until 100 AM CST.
* Primary threats include...
A couple tornadoes possible
Isolated very large hail events to 2.5 inches in diameter
Isolated damaging wind gusts to 70 mph possible
SUMMARY...Thunderstorms developing near a cold front will offer
severe hail and gusts, and an increasing tornado threat with time,
while moving into strengthening moisture over the watch area. See
SPC mesoscale discussion 223 for additional/initial meteorological
guidance. Corrected for time zone.
The tornado watch area is approximately along and 50 statute miles
east and west of a line from 40 miles south southwest of Knob
Noster MO to 25 miles north of Kirksville MO. For a complete
depiction of the watch see the associated watch outline update
(WOUS64 KWNS WOU4).
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 41...WW 42...WW 43...
AVIATION...Tornadoes and a few severe thunderstorms with hail
surface and aloft to 2.5 inches. Extreme turbulence and surface
wind gusts to 60 knots. A few cumulonimbi with maximum tops to
450. Mean storm motion vector 25035.