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Tornado Watch 259
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WW0259 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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   SEL9

   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   TORNADO WATCH NUMBER 259
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   210 PM CDT WED JUN 15 2016

   THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A

   * TORNADO WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF 
     WISCONSIN
     LAKE MICHIGAN

   * EFFECTIVE THIS WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING FROM 210 PM
     UNTIL 800 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...LOW-TOPPED THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED TO INCREASE ACROSS
   CENTRAL WISCONSIN AND SUBSEQUENTLY SPREAD EAST-SOUTHEASTWARD TOWARD
   EAST-CENTRAL/SOUTHEAST WISCONSIN THROUGH THE LATE AFTERNOON AND
   EVENING HOURS. MODESTLY STRENGTHENING LOW-LEVEL SHEAR AND THE
   PROXIMITY OF AN UPPER LOW WILL CONTRIBUTE TO SOME TORNADO
   POTENTIAL...PARTICULARLY ACROSS CENTRAL TO EAST-CENTRAL WISCONSIN
   NEAR A SURFACE LOW/WARM FRONT. SEVERE HAIL AND WIND WILL ALSO BE
   POSSIBLE.

   THE TORNADO WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 45 STATUTE
   MILES EAST AND WEST OF A LINE FROM 30 MILES NORTH NORTHWEST OF
   RHINELANDER WISCONSIN TO 50 MILES SOUTH OF OSHKOSH WISCONSIN. 
   FOR A COMPLETE DEPICTION OF THE WATCH SEE THE ASSOCIATED WATCH
   OUTLINE UPDATE (WOUS64 KWNS WOU9).

   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 258...

   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 29025.


   ...GUYER
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