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Tornado Watch 302
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WW0302 Radar
Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood Moderate Moderate
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
High Low
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
Moderate Moderate

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   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   TORNADO WATCH NUMBER 302
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   1225 PM CDT MON JUN 16 2014

   THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A

   * TORNADO WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF 
     WESTERN AND CENTRAL IOWA
     SOUTHWEST MINNESOTA

   * EFFECTIVE THIS MONDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING FROM 1225 PM UNTIL
     800 PM CDT.

   * PRIMARY THREATS INCLUDE...
     A FEW TORNADOES LIKELY WITH A COUPLE INTENSE TORNADOES POSSIBLE
     SCATTERED LARGE HAIL LIKELY WITH ISOLATED VERY LARGE HAIL EVENTS
       TO 2.5 INCHES IN DIAMETER POSSIBLE
     SCATTERED DAMAGING WIND GUSTS TO 70 MPH LIKELY

   THE TORNADO WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 60 STATUTE
   MILES EAST AND WEST OF A LINE FROM 55 MILES NORTH OF REDWOOD
   FALLS MINNESOTA TO 45 MILES EAST SOUTHEAST OF DENISON IOWA.  FOR
   A COMPLETE DEPICTION OF THE WATCH SEE THE ASSOCIATED WATCH
   OUTLINE UPDATE (WOUS64 KWNS WOU2).

   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 301...

   DISCUSSION...A COMPLEX EVOLUTION OF SUPERCELLS AND A BOW ECHO IS
   UNDERWAY ALONG A WARM FRONT LIFTING NORTH THROUGH THE REGION.
   UPSCALE GROWTH INTO A FORWARD-PROPAGATING MCS WITH EMBEDDED
   SUPERCELLS IS ANTICIPATED LATER TODAY WITH A RISK FOR TORNADOES
   /SOME POSSIBLY STRONG/...VERY LARGE HAIL...AND POTENTIALLY
   WIDESPREAD DAMAGING WINDS.

   AVIATION...TORNADOES AND A FEW SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WITH HAIL
   SURFACE AND ALOFT TO 2.5 INCHES. EXTREME TURBULENCE AND SURFACE
   WIND GUSTS TO 60 KNOTS. A FEW CUMULONIMBI WITH MAXIMUM TOPS TO
   500. MEAN STORM MOTION VECTOR 27035.


   ...MEAD
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