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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
Low Very Low
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
Moderate Moderate

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   SEL4

   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   TORNADO WATCH NUMBER 234
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   455 PM CDT THU JUN 5 2014

   THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A

   * TORNADO WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF 
     WESTERN IOWA
     SOUTHWEST MINNESOTA
     EASTERN NEBRASKA
     SOUTHEAST SOUTH DAKOTA

   * EFFECTIVE THIS THURSDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING FROM 455 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

   THE TORNADO WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 60 STATUTE
   MILES EAST AND WEST OF A LINE FROM 20 MILES NORTHWEST OF REDWOOD
   FALLS MINNESOTA TO 20 MILES SOUTHEAST OF OMAHA NEBRASKA.  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 230...WW 231...WW
   232...WW 233...

   DISCUSSION...SCTD TSTMS MAY CONTINUE TO FORM ALONG AND E OF WEAK
   INVERTED TROUGH OVER THE MID MO VLY REGION...WHERE DESTABILIZATION
   HAS BEEN ENHANCED BY SFC HEATING AND ASCENT PROVIDED BY FAIRLY
   POTENT MID-LVL TROUGH. 30-40 KT W TO WNWLY MID-LVL FLOW ASSOCIATED
   WITH TROUGH...COUPLED WITH WEAK SSELY LOW-LVL WINDS AHEAD OF THE SFC
   TROUGH...HAS YIELDED WIND PROFILES SUPPORTIVE OF A FEW LONGER-LIVED
   UPDRAFTS/WEAK SUPERCELLS. GIVEN HIGH BOUNDARY LAYER RH E OF THE SFC
   TROUGH AND WEAK LOW-LVL FORCING...SETUP MAY SUPPORT A FEW MORE
   DISCRETE STORMS CAPABLE OF SVR HAIL...LOCALLY DMGG WIND
   AND...ESPECIALLY NEAR BOUNDARY INTERSECTIONS...A COUPLE TORNADOES.
   THE STORMS SHOULD DIMINISH FROM W TO E WITH TIME GIVEN EXPECTED
   WARMING/SUBSIDENCE IN WAKE OF PROGRESSIVE UPR SYSTEM.

   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
   500. MEAN STORM MOTION VECTOR 30025.


   ...CORFIDI
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