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Severe Thunderstorm Watch 266
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WW0266 Radar
Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood Low Very Low
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
Moderate Moderate
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
Low Very Low

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   SEL6

   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH NUMBER 266
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   1120 PM CDT SAT JUN 6 2015

   THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A

   * SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF 
     WESTERN AND CENTRAL IOWA
     SMALL PART OF EXTREME EASTERN NEBRASKA

   * EFFECTIVE THIS SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY MORNING FROM 1120 PM
     UNTIL 600 AM CDT.

   * PRIMARY THREATS INCLUDE...
     SCATTERED DAMAGING WINDS AND ISOLATED SIGNIFICANT GUSTS TO 75
       MPH POSSIBLE
     A TORNADO OR TWO POSSIBLE

   SUMMARY...AN INCREASINGLY ORGANIZED...BOWING COMPLEX OF
   THUNDERSTORMS IS EXPECTED TO POSE A PRIMARY RISK OF DAMAGING GUSTS
   AS IT CROSSES MUCH OF THE WATCH AREA OVERNIGHT.  SECONDARILY...THIS
   ACTIVITY MAY PRODUCE A BRIEF TORNADO AND/OR MARGINALLY SEVERE HAIL.

   THE SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 55
   STATUTE MILES EITHER SIDE OF A LINE FROM 20 MILES NORTH NORTHWEST
   OF DENISON IOWA TO 35 MILES NORTHEAST OF KNOXVILLE IOWA.  FOR A
   COMPLETE DEPICTION OF THE WATCH SEE THE ASSOCIATED WATCH OUTLINE
   UPDATE (WOUS64 KWNS WOU6).

   PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

   REMEMBER...A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH MEANS CONDITIONS ARE
   FAVORABLE FOR 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. SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS CAN AND OCCASIONALLY
   DO PRODUCE TORNADOES.

   &&

   OTHER WATCH INFORMATION...CONTINUE...WW 263...WW 265...

   AVIATION...A FEW SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WITH HAIL SURFACE AND ALOFT
   TO 1.5 INCHES. EXTREME TURBULENCE AND SURFACE WIND GUSTS TO 65
   KNOTS. A FEW CUMULONIMBI WITH MAXIMUM TOPS TO 500. MEAN STORM
   MOTION VECTOR 28035.


   ...EDWARDS
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