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Tornado Watch 116
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WW0116 Radar
Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood Moderate Low
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
Moderate Very Low
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
Moderate Very Low

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   SEL6

   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   TORNADO WATCH NUMBER 116
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   230 PM CDT WED APR 27 2016

   THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A

   * TORNADO WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF 
     SOUTHWEST AND SOUTH CENTRAL IOWA
     WEST CENTRAL ILLINOIS
     FAR NORTHEAST KANSAS
     NORTHERN MISSOURI

   * EFFECTIVE THIS WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING FROM 230 PM
     UNTIL 900 PM CDT.

   * PRIMARY THREATS INCLUDE...
     A COUPLE TORNADOES POSSIBLE
     SCATTERED LARGE HAIL EVENTS TO 1.5 INCHES IN DIAMETER LIKELY
     ISOLATED DAMAGING WIND GUSTS TO 70 MPH POSSIBLE

   SUMMARY...THUNDERSTORMS EXPECTED TO INCREASE IN COVERAGE AND
   STRENGTH NEAR SLOWLY MOVING WARM FRONT ACROSS NORTHERN
   MISSOURI/SOUTHWEST IOWA...WHERE LOW-LEVEL VEERING WIND PROFILES AND
   SUBSTANTIAL SURFACE HEATING COULD SUPPORT DEVELOPMENT OF LOW-LEVEL
   MESOCYCLONES AND TORNADOES....IN ADDITION TO SEVERE HAIL.

   THE TORNADO WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 55 STATUTE
   MILES NORTH AND SOUTH OF A LINE FROM 15 MILES WEST OF SHENANDOAH
   IOWA TO 65 MILES SOUTH SOUTHEAST OF QUINCY ILLINOIS.  FOR A
   COMPLETE DEPICTION OF THE WATCH SEE THE ASSOCIATED WATCH OUTLINE
   UPDATE (WOUS64 KWNS WOU6).

   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 115...

   AVIATION...TORNADOES AND A FEW SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WITH HAIL
   SURFACE AND ALOFT TO 1.5 INCHES. EXTREME TURBULENCE AND SURFACE
   WIND GUSTS TO 60 KNOTS. A FEW CUMULONIMBI WITH MAXIMUM TOPS TO
   450. MEAN STORM MOTION VECTOR 23030.


   ...CORFIDI
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