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Tornado Watch 48
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WW0048 Radar
Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood Moderate Low
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
Moderate Low
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
Moderate Moderate

Note:  The expiration time in the watch graphic is amended if the watch is replaced, cancelled or extended.
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   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   Tornado Watch Number 48
   NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
   950 PM CST Tue Feb 28 2017

   The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

   * Tornado Watch for portions of 
     Central, northern and eastern Illinois
     Northwestern Indiana
     Lake Michigan

   * Effective this Tuesday night and Wednesday morning from 950 PM
     until 400 AM CST.

   * Primary threats include...
     A few tornadoes possible
     Scattered damaging wind gusts to 70 mph possible
     Isolated very large hail events to 2 inches in diameter possible

   SUMMARY...The severe-storm threat (including tornadoes) will
   continue for several more hours overnight past the expiration of
   tornado watch 42; therefore, this tornado watch effectively will
   replace it for the designated counties.  Please see SPC mesoscale
   discussion 225 for initial meteorological reasoning.

   The tornado watch area is approximately along and 75 statute miles
   east and west of a line from 35 miles south southwest of Decatur IL
   to 25 miles east northeast of Marseilles IL. For a complete
   depiction of the watch see the associated watch outline update
   (WOUS64 KWNS WOU8).

   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 42...WW 43...WW 44...WW
   45...WW 46...WW 47...

   AVIATION...Tornadoes and a few severe thunderstorms with hail
   surface and aloft to 2 inches. Extreme turbulence and surface wind
   gusts to 60 knots. A few cumulonimbi with maximum tops to 500. Mean
   storm motion vector 26035.

   ...Edwards
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