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Tornado Watch 203
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WW0203 Radar
Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood Moderate Low
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
Moderate Low
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
Low Very Low

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   SEL3

   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   TORNADO WATCH NUMBER 203
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   120 PM CDT SUN MAY 24 2015

   THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A

   * TORNADO WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF 
     MUCH OF CENTRAL AND EASTERN MISSOURI

   * EFFECTIVE THIS SUNDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING FROM 120 PM UNTIL
     800 PM CDT.

   * PRIMARY THREATS INCLUDE...
     A COUPLE TORNADOES POSSIBLE
     ISOLATED DAMAGING WIND GUSTS TO 70 MPH POSSIBLE
     ISOLATED LARGE HAIL EVENTS TO 1 INCH IN DIAMETER POSSIBLE

   SUMMARY...A BROKEN BAND OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WILL CONTINUE
   SPREADING ACROSS CENTRAL AND EASTERN MISSOURI...WHILE ADDITIONAL
   THUNDERSTORMS SPREAD NORTH-NORTHEASTWARD OUT OF ARKANSAS AND ACROSS
   THE OZARK PLATEAU.  RISK FOR DAMAGING WINDS AND A FEW TORNADOES WILL
   PERSIST THROUGH THE AFTERNOON WITH THESE INTENSIFYING STORMS.

   THE TORNADO WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 55 STATUTE
   MILES EAST AND WEST OF A LINE FROM 20 MILES EAST NORTHEAST OF
   KIRKSVILLE MISSOURI TO 20 MILES SOUTHWEST OF WEST PLAINS
   MISSOURI.  FOR A COMPLETE DEPICTION OF THE WATCH SEE THE
   ASSOCIATED WATCH OUTLINE UPDATE (WOUS64 KWNS WOU3).

   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 202...

   AVIATION...TORNADOES AND A FEW SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WITH HAIL
   SURFACE AND ALOFT TO 1 INCH. EXTREME TURBULENCE AND SURFACE WIND
   GUSTS TO 60 KNOTS. A FEW CUMULONIMBI WITH MAXIMUM TOPS TO 500.
   MEAN STORM MOTION VECTOR 21035.


   ...GOSS
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