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Tornado Watch 253
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WW0253 Radar
Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood Moderate Low
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
High Low
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
Moderate Moderate

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   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   TORNADO WATCH NUMBER 253
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   445 PM CDT SAT JUN 7 2014

   THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A

   * TORNADO WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF 
     NORTHEAST ARKANSAS
     SOUTHERN AND CENTRAL ILLINOIS
     SOUTHWEST INDIANA
     WESTERN KENTUCKY
     EASTERN AND SOUTHEASTERN MISSOURI
     WESTERN AND MIDDLE TENNESSEE

   * EFFECTIVE THIS SATURDAY AFTERNOON FROM 445 PM UNTIL MIDNIGHT
     CDT.

   * PRIMARY THREATS INCLUDE...
     A FEW TORNADOES LIKELY
     SCATTERED LARGE HAIL LIKELY WITH ISOLATED VERY LARGE HAIL EVENTS
       TO 2 INCHES IN DIAMETER POSSIBLE
     SCATTERED DAMAGING WIND GUSTS TO 70 MPH LIKELY

   THE TORNADO WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 65 STATUTE
   MILES EAST AND WEST OF A LINE FROM 60 MILES WEST NORTHWEST OF
   MATTOON ILLINOIS TO 60 MILES SOUTHEAST OF JACKSON 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...CONTINUE...WW 252...

   DISCUSSION...SCTD TSTMS FORMING LARGELY IN RESPONSE TO SFC HEATING
   BENEATH EWD-MOVING MCV/UPR LOW NOW CROSSING THE MS RIVER N OF STL
   SHOULD PERSIST THROUGH MID-LATE EVE. AMPLE DEEP SPEED AND
   DIRECTIONAL SHEAR WILL BE PRESENT THROUGHOUT WW AREA TO SUPPORT
   ASSUMPTION OF SUPERCELL STRUCTURE WITH ANY MORE SUSTAINED UPDRAFTS.
   TWO AREAS APPEAR TO HAVE A SOMEWHAT ENHANCED RISK FOR LOW-LVL
   MESOCYCLONES AND POSSIBLE TORNADOES: /1/ WITHIN MID-VLY SYSTEM DRY
   SLOT FROM NEAR STL EWD INTO CNTRL/SRN IL...AND /2/ WITHIN ZONE OF
   STRENGTHENING WAA/MOISTURE TRANSPORT ALONG DIFFUSE WARM FRONT FROM
   SRN IL/WRN KY INTO W TN.

   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 25030.


   ...CORFIDI
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