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Tornado Watch 51
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WW0051 Radar
Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood Moderate Low
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
Low Low
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
Moderate Moderate

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   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   TORNADO WATCH NUMBER 51
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   300 PM CDT WED MAR 23 2016

   THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A

   * TORNADO WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF 
     SOUTHERN IOWA
     EXTREME NORTHEAST KANSAS
     NORTHERN MISSOURI
     SOUTHEAST NEBRASKA

   * EFFECTIVE THIS WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING FROM 300 PM
     UNTIL 1000 PM CDT.

   * PRIMARY THREATS INCLUDE...
     A COUPLE TORNADOES POSSIBLE
     SCATTERED LARGE HAIL AND ISOLATED VERY LARGE HAIL EVENTS TO 2
       INCHES IN DIAMETER POSSIBLE
     ISOLATED DAMAGING WIND GUSTS TO 70 MPH POSSIBLE

   SUMMARY...A CLUSTER OF THUNDERSTORMS SHOULD DEVELOP BETWEEN 4-7 PM
   CDT ALONG A STALLED FRONT. A COUPLE EMBEDDED SUPERCELLS SHOULD
   DEVELOP WITH ALL SEVERE HAZARDS POSSIBLE.

   THE TORNADO WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 60 STATUTE
   MILES EITHER SIDE OF A LINE FROM 20 MILES SOUTHWEST OF LINCOLN
   NEBRASKA TO 45 MILES EAST NORTHEAST OF CHILLICOTHE MISSOURI.  FOR
   A COMPLETE DEPICTION OF THE WATCH SEE THE ASSOCIATED WATCH
   OUTLINE UPDATE (WOUS64 KWNS WOU1).

   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.

   &&

   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
   450. MEAN STORM MOTION VECTOR 25040.


   ...GRAMS
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