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WW0050 Radar
Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood Moderate Low
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
High Low
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
High 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 50
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   650 PM CDT THU APR 9 2015

   THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A

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

   * EFFECTIVE THIS THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY MORNING FROM 650 PM
     UNTIL 100 AM CDT.

   * PRIMARY THREATS INCLUDE...
     A FEW TORNADOES POSSIBLE
     SCATTERED LARGE HAIL LIKELY WITH ISOLATED VERY LARGE HAIL EVENTS
       TO 2.5 INCHES IN DIAMETER POSSIBLE
     SCATTERED DAMAGING WIND GUSTS TO 70 MPH LIKELY

   THE TORNADO WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 75 STATUTE
   MILES EAST AND WEST OF A LINE FROM 10 MILES WEST NORTHWEST OF
   LAFAYETTE INDIANA TO 50 MILES SOUTH SOUTHEAST OF CAPE GIRARDEAU
   MISSOURI.  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 39...WW 40...WW 41...WW
   42...WW 43...WW 44...WW 45...WW 46...WW 47...WW 48...WW 49...

   DISCUSSION...NUMEROUS STRONG TO SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS OVER MO AND
   WESTERN IL WILL TRACK EASTWARD ACROSS THE WATCH AREA THIS EVENING. 
   STRENGTHENING LOW LEVEL WINDS AND SUFFICIENT INSTABILITY WILL POSE A
   RISK OF SUPERCELLS CAPABLE OF DAMAGING WINDS...LARGE HAIL..AND A FEW
   TORNADOES.

   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
   500. MEAN STORM MOTION VECTOR 25035.


   ...HART
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