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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
Tornado Watch Number 238
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
300 PM CDT Thu May 18 2017
The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a
* Tornado Watch for portions of
parts of northwest Missouri
* Effective this Thursday afternoon and evening from 300 PM until
1000 PM CDT.
* Primary threats include...
A couple tornadoes possible
Scattered large hail and isolated very large hail events to 3
inches in diameter possible
Scattered damaging wind gusts to 65 mph possible
SUMMARY...Thunderstorms are forecast to increase in coverage mainly
over the western half of the watch area in the next couple of hours,
and then expand eastward with time. Along with risk for very large
hail, a couple of tornadoes -- including potentially a strong
tornado -- will be possible. Locally damaging winds may also occur
with stronger storms -- particularly into this evening when storms
are likely to congeal into one or more organized bands capable of
more widespread damaging winds.
The tornado watch area is approximately along and 45 statute miles
north and south of a line from 25 miles west southwest of Manhattan
KS to 50 miles southeast of Chillicothe MO. For a complete depiction
of the watch see the associated watch outline update (WOUS64 KWNS
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 235...WW 236...WW 237...
AVIATION...Tornadoes and a few severe thunderstorms with hail
surface and aloft to 3 inches. Extreme turbulence and surface wind
gusts to 55 knots. A few cumulonimbi with maximum tops to 500. Mean
storm motion vector 23035.