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Tornado Watch 305
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WW0305 Radar
Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood High Moderate
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
High Low
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
Moderate Moderate

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   SEL5

   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   TORNADO WATCH NUMBER 305
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   535 PM CDT MON JUN 16 2014

   THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A

   * TORNADO WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF 
     NORTHWEST INTO CENTRAL IOWA
     EXTREME SOUTHEAST SOUTH DAKOTA

   * EFFECTIVE THIS MONDAY AFTERNOON FROM 535 PM UNTIL MIDNIGHT CDT.

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

   THE TORNADO WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 70 STATUTE
   MILES NORTH AND SOUTH OF A LINE FROM 45 MILES NORTH OF TEKAMAH
   NEBRASKA TO 50 MILES SOUTH SOUTHEAST OF MASON CITY IOWA.  FOR A
   COMPLETE DEPICTION OF THE WATCH SEE THE ASSOCIATED WATCH OUTLINE
   UPDATE (WOUS64 KWNS WOU5).

   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 302...WW 303...WW 304...

   DISCUSSION...SUPERCELLS WILL MOVE ENEWD FROM NE NEB INTO NW
   IA...WHILE OTHER STORMS CONGEAL INTO A BOWING MCS ACROSS NRN IA. 
   TORNADOES...SOME STRONG...WILL BE POSSIBLE WITH THE MORE DISCRETE
   STORMS THIS EVENING...WHILE WIDESPREAD DAMAGING WINDS WILL BECOME A
   GREATER RISK AS THE CONVECTION GROWS UPSCALE.

   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
   550. MEAN STORM MOTION VECTOR 27035.


   ...THOMPSON
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