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Tornado Watch 223
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WW0223 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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   SEL3

   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   TORNADO WATCH NUMBER 223
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   725 PM CDT WED JUN 4 2014

   THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A

   * TORNADO WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF 
     NORTHEAST ARKANSAS
     SOUTHERN ILLINOIS
     WESTERN AND CENTRAL KENTUCKY
     SOUTHERN MISSOURI
     NORTHERN TENNESSEE

   * EFFECTIVE THIS WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY MORNING FROM 725 PM
     UNTIL 300 AM CDT.

   * PRIMARY THREATS INCLUDE...
     A COUPLE TORNADOES POSSIBLE
     SCATTERED LARGE HAIL LIKELY WITH ISOLATED VERY LARGE HAIL EVENTS
       TO 2.5 INCHES IN DIAMETER POSSIBLE
     SCATTERED 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 45 MILES SOUTHWEST OF FORT
   LEONARD WOOD MISSOURI TO 55 MILES NORTH NORTHEAST OF CROSSVILLE
   TENNESSEE.  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...THIS TORNADO WATCH REPLACES TORNADO
   WATCH NUMBER 219. WATCH NUMBER 219 WILL NOT BE IN EFFECT AFTER
   725 PM CDT. CONTINUE...WW 218...WW 220...WW 221...WW 222...

   DISCUSSION...TSTMS...INCLUDING A FEW SUPERCELLS/SUSTAINED
   STORMS...EXPECTED TO PERSIST IN MODERATE...CONFLUENT...MOIST LOW-LVL
   WSW FLOW BENEATH WRN EDGE OF WNWLY MID-LVL SPEED MAX. WHILE STORMS
   ULTIMATELY SHOULD MERGE INTO CLUSTERS WITH A DIMINISHING THREAT FOR
   LOW-LVL ROTATION/TORNADOES LATER THIS EVE...AN SPORADIC TORNADO
   THREAT COULD PERSIST OVER THE NEXT SEVERAL HOURS...WITH A CONTINUING
   RISK FOR LARGE HAIL/LOCALLY DMGG WIND.

   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
   550. MEAN STORM MOTION VECTOR 30025.


   ...CORFIDI
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