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Tornado Watch 145
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WW0145 Radar
Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood Moderate Low
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
Moderate Low
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
Moderate Moderate

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   SEL5

   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   TORNADO WATCH NUMBER 145
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   745 PM CDT SUN MAY 11 2014

   THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A

   * TORNADO WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF 
     CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN IOWA

   * EFFECTIVE THIS SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY MORNING FROM 745 PM
     UNTIL 300 AM CDT.

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

   THE TORNADO WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 75 STATUTE
   MILES EAST AND WEST OF A LINE FROM 10 MILES EAST OF LAMONI IOWA
   TO 35 MILES NORTHEAST OF FORT DODGE IOWA.  FOR A COMPLETE
   DEPICTION OF THE WATCH SEE THE ASSOCIATED WATCH OUTLINE UPDATE
   (WOUS64 KWNS WOU5).

   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 142...WW 143...WW 144...

   DISCUSSION...ORGANIZED CLUSTER OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS...WITH
   EMBEDDED SUPERCELLS...WILL PROGRESS ACROSS WESTERN INTO
   CENTRAL/SOUTHERN IA OVER THE NEXT FEW HOURS.  LARGE HAIL AND
   DAMAGING WINDS ARE LIKELY.  ADDITIONALLY...TORNADOES REMAIN POSSIBLE
   WITH SUPERCELL STRUCTURES.

   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
   550. MEAN STORM MOTION VECTOR 24035.


   ...DARROW
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