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Tornado Watch 294
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WW0294 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 294
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   510 PM CDT SAT JUN 14 2014

   THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A

   * TORNADO WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF 
     NORTHWEST IOWA
     NORTH CENTRAL KANSAS
     CENTRAL AND NORTHEAST NEBRASKA
     EXTREME SOUTHEAST SOUTH DAKOTA

   * EFFECTIVE THIS SATURDAY AFTERNOON FROM 510 PM UNTIL MIDNIGHT
     CDT.

   * PRIMARY THREATS INCLUDE...
     A FEW TORNADOES POSSIBLE
     SCATTERED LARGE HAIL LIKELY WITH ISOLATED VERY LARGE HAIL EVENTS
       TO 3 INCHES IN DIAMETER POSSIBLE
     SCATTERED DAMAGING WIND GUSTS TO 70 MPH POSSIBLE

   THE TORNADO WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 55 STATUTE
   MILES EAST AND WEST OF A LINE FROM 70 MILES WEST SOUTHWEST OF
   CONCORDIA KANSAS TO 55 MILES EAST NORTHEAST OF YANKTON SOUTH
   DAKOTA.  FOR A COMPLETE DEPICTION OF THE WATCH SEE THE ASSOCIATED
   WATCH OUTLINE UPDATE (WOUS64 KWNS WOU4).

   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 293...

   DISCUSSION...THUNDERSTORM DEVELOPMENT IS EXPECTED ALONG THE SURFACE
   FRONT/WIND SHIFT BY 23Z FROM NRN KS INTO CENTRAL NEB AS CONVECTIVE
   INHIBITION WEAKENS.  THE INITIAL STORM ENVIRONMENT WILL FAVOR
   SUPERCELLS WITH LARGE/VERY LARGE HAIL AND SOME DAMAGING WIND
   RISK...IN AN ENVIRONMENT WITH STEEP LAPSE RATES BUT SOMEWHAT LARGE
   TEMPERATURE-DEWPOINT SPREADS IN NRN KS/SRN NEB.  A FEW STORMS MAY
   MOVE INTO THE INITIALLY RICHER MOISTURE AND STRONGER LOW-LEVEL
   TOWARD NE NEB...OR REMAIN DISCRETE INTO LATE EVENING AND ENCOUNTER
   THE STRENGTHENING LOW-LEVEL SHEAR AND SOMEWHAT RICHER MOISTURE
   TOWARD US HWY 81 IN SRN NEB/NRN KS.

   AVIATION...TORNADOES AND A FEW SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WITH HAIL
   SURFACE AND ALOFT TO 3 INCHES. EXTREME TURBULENCE AND SURFACE
   WIND GUSTS TO 60 KNOTS. A FEW CUMULONIMBI WITH MAXIMUM TOPS TO
   550. MEAN STORM MOTION VECTOR 25025.


   ...THOMPSON
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