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Tornado Watch 248
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WW0248 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 248
   NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
   305 PM CDT Fri May 19 2017

   The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

   * Tornado Watch for portions of 
     parts of west central Illinois
     southwestern into cenral Missouri

   * Effective this Friday afternoon and evening from 305 PM until
     1000 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...An evolving area of thunderstorm activity appears likely
   to organize further and intensify through the late afternoon hours
   as it spreads across southwestern Missouri into the lower Missouri
   Valley.  Large hail may accompany strongest storms, with an
   increasing risk for damaging wind gusts, and perhaps a couple of
   tornadoes.

   The tornado watch area is approximately along and 60 statute miles
   east and west of a line from 35 miles northeast of Columbia MO to 35
   miles southeast of Monett MO. For a complete depiction of the watch
   see the associated watch outline update (WOUS64 KWNS WOU8).

   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 246...WW 247...

   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 24035.

   ...Kerr
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