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WW0050 Radar
Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood Moderate Moderate
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
Moderate Low
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
Moderate Moderate

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   SEL0

   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   TORNADO WATCH NUMBER 50
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   1245 PM CDT THU APR 3 2014

   THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A

   * TORNADO WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF 
     SOUTHERN ILLINOIS
     WESTERN KENTUCKY
     SOUTHEAST MISSOURI

   * EFFECTIVE THIS THURSDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING FROM 1245 PM
     UNTIL 700 PM CDT.

   * PRIMARY THREATS INCLUDE...
     SEVERAL TORNADOES WITH A FEW INTENSE TORNADOES POSSIBLE
     SEVERAL LARGE HAIL EVENTS WITH A FEW VERY LARGE HAIL EVENTS TO 2
       INCHES IN DIAMETER POSSIBLE
     SEVERAL DAMAGING WIND GUSTS TO 70 MPH POSSIBLE

   THE TORNADO WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 55 STATUTE
   MILES NORTH AND SOUTH OF A LINE FROM 65 MILES WEST SOUTHWEST OF
   FARMINGTON MISSOURI TO 40 MILES EAST NORTHEAST OF PADUCAH
   KENTUCKY.  FOR A COMPLETE DEPICTION OF THE WATCH SEE THE
   ASSOCIATED WATCH OUTLINE UPDATE (WOUS64 KWNS WOU0).

   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 49...

   DISCUSSION...A CLUSTER OF THUNDERSTORMS OVER SOUTHERN MO WILL TRACK
   EASTWARD ACROSS THE WATCH AREA THIS AFTERNOON.  INCREASING
   INSTABILITY IN THIS REGION...COUPLED WITH FAVORABLE LOW LEVEL
   VERTICAL SHEAR WILL PROMOTE A RISK OF SEVERE STORMS...INCLUDING
   SUPERCELLS.  A RESIDUAL OUTFLOW BOUNDARY WILL FURTHER ENHANCE THE
   LOW LEVEL SHEAR AND POSE A RISK OF A FEW TORNADOES.

   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 25035.


   ...HART
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