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Tornado Watch 141
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Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood Moderate Low
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
Moderate Low
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
Moderate Moderate

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   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   TORNADO WATCH NUMBER 141
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   1155 AM CDT SUN MAY 11 2014

   THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A

   * TORNADO WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF 
     CENTRAL AND EASTERN IOWA
     NORTHWEST ILLINOIS

   * EFFECTIVE THIS SUNDAY MORNING AND EVENING FROM 1155 AM UNTIL
     700 PM CDT.

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

   THE TORNADO WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 60 STATUTE
   MILES NORTH AND SOUTH OF A LINE FROM 25 MILES WEST OF KNOXVILLE
   IOWA TO 30 MILES NORTHEAST OF MOLINE ILLINOIS.  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.

   &&

   DISCUSSION...REMNANTS OF A NOCTURNAL MCS HAVE RECENTLY INTENSIFIED
   OVER S-CNTRL IA ALONG A WARM FRONT LIFTING NWD THROUGH THE REGION.
   CONTINUED MOISTENING/DESTABILIZATION AND STRENGTHENING LOW-LEVEL AND
   DEEP-LAYER SHEAR WILL SUPPORT AN INCREASING THREAT FOR EMBEDDED
   SUPERCELLS AS STORMS SPREAD NORTHEAST ACROSS THE WATCH AREA. A
   COUPLE OF TORNADOES...LARGE HAIL AND DAMAGING WINDS WILL BE
   POSSIBLE.

   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 25030.


   ...MEAD
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