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Tornado Watch 234
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WW0234 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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   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   Tornado Watch Number 234
   NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
   340 PM CDT Wed May 17 2017

   The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

   * Tornado Watch for portions of 
     eastern Iowa
     northwestern Illinois
     far northeast Missouri

   * Effective this Wednesday afternoon and evening from 340 PM
     until 1100 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

   SUMMARY...Strong/severe storms continue to develop/spread across
   eastern Iowa, and are expected to move into parts of northern
   Illinois over the next several hours.  Along with risk for large
   hail and locally damaging winds, a couple of tornadoes will also be
   possible.

   The tornado watch area is approximately along and 65 statute miles
   north and south of a line from 10 miles north northwest of Ottumwa
   IA to 25 miles southeast of Rockford IL. For a complete depiction of
   the watch see the associated watch outline update (WOUS64 KWNS
   WOU4).

   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 231...WW 232...WW 233...

   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 450. Mean
   storm motion vector 22040.

   ...Goss
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