Skip Navigation Links weather.gov 
NOAA logo-Select to go to the NOAA homepage NOAA's National Weather Service   Select to go to the NWS homepage
Storm Prediction Center
navigation bar left  
  navigation bar end cap


 
USA.gov is the U.S. Government's official Web portal to all Federal, state and local government Web resources and services.

Tornado Watch 142
< Previous WW         Next WW >
  | | | | | |  
WW0142 Radar
Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood High Moderate
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
Moderate 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.
Note: Click for Watch Status Reports.
   SEL2

   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   TORNADO WATCH NUMBER 142
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   220 PM CDT SUN MAY 11 2014

   THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A

   * TORNADO WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF 
     SOUTHWEST IOWA
     NORTH-CENTRAL AND NORTHEAST KANSAS
     FAR NORTHWEST MISSOURI
     SOUTH-CENTRAL AND EASTERN NEBRASKA

   * EFFECTIVE THIS SUNDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING FROM 220 PM UNTIL
     1000 PM CDT.

   * PRIMARY THREATS INCLUDE...
     SEVERAL TORNADOES LIKELY WITH A COUPLE INTENSE TORNADOES
       POSSIBLE
     SCATTERED LARGE HAIL LIKELY WITH ISOLATED VERY LARGE HAIL EVENTS
       TO 2.5 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 70 MILES SOUTH SOUTHWEST OF
   KEARNEY NEBRASKA TO 35 MILES NORTHEAST OF SHENANDOAH IOWA.  FOR A
   COMPLETE DEPICTION OF THE WATCH SEE THE ASSOCIATED WATCH OUTLINE
   UPDATE (WOUS64 KWNS WOU2).

   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 141...

   DISCUSSION...EXPLOSIVE TSTM DEVELOPMENT IS ANTICIPATED FROM JUST
   NORTHEAST OF A SURFACE LOW OVER NORTH-CENTRAL KANSAS NORTHEAST ALONG
   A WARM FRONT MOVING NORTH THROUGH EASTERN NEBRASKA AND WESTERN IA.
   GIVEN THE COMBINATION OF MODERATE TO STRONG INSTABILITY AND STRONG
   LOW-LEVEL AND DEEP-LAYER SHEAR...THE ENVIRONMENT WILL BE QUITE
   FAVORABLE FOR LONG-LIVED SUPERCELLS CAPABLE OF VERY LARGE HAIL AND
   TORNADOES...A COUPLE OF WHICH COULD BE INTENSE.

   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 24030.


   ...MEAD
Top of Page/Status Messages for this watch/All Current Watches/Forecast Products/Home
Weather Topics:
Watches, Mesoscale Discussions, Outlooks, Fire Weather, All Products, Contact Us

NOAA / National Weather Service
National Centers for Environmental Prediction
Storm Prediction Center
120 David L. Boren Blvd.
Norman, OK 73072 U.S.A.
spc.feedback@noaa.gov
Page last modified: May 12, 2014
Disclaimer
Information Quality
Help
Glossary
Privacy Policy
Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)
About Us
Career Opportunities