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Tornado Watch 374
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WW0374 Radar
Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood Moderate Low
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
High Moderate
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
High Moderate

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   SEL4

   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   TORNADO WATCH NUMBER 374
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   205 PM CDT MON JUN 30 2014

   THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A

   * TORNADO WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF 
     EASTERN IOWA
     WESTERN AND NORTHERN ILLINOIS
     NORTHEAST MISSOURI
     SOUTHERN WISCONSIN

   * EFFECTIVE THIS MONDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING FROM 205 PM UNTIL
     700 PM CDT.

   * PRIMARY THREATS INCLUDE...
     A FEW TORNADOES POSSIBLE
     WIDESPREAD DAMAGING WINDS EXPECTED WITH ISOLATED SIGNIFICANT
       GUSTS TO 85 MPH LIKELY
     WIDESPREAD LARGE HAIL LIKELY WITH ISOLATED VERY LARGE HAIL
       EVENTS TO 2.5 INCHES IN DIAMETER POSSIBLE

   THE TORNADO WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 90 STATUTE
   MILES NORTH AND SOUTH OF A LINE FROM 35 MILES WEST SOUTHWEST OF
   CEDAR RAPIDS IOWA TO 40 MILES SOUTH SOUTHEAST OF ROCKFORD
   ILLINOIS.  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 373...

   DISCUSSION...ORGANIZING CONVECTIVE SYSTEM WITH EMBEDDED SUPERCELLS
   IN CNTRL IA EXPECTED TO CONTINUE GENERALLY E INTO IL THROUGH LATE
   AFTN. ADDITIONAL DEVELOPMENT MAY OCCUR BOTH ON THE NRN AND SRN
   FLANKS OF THE SQLN...WITH SOME POTENTIAL FOR REAR-INFLOW JET
   DEVELOPMENT AND ASSOCIATED EVOLUTION INTO A DERECHO-PRODUCING MCS.
   QUALITY OF MOISTURE INFLOW...STRENGTH OF WSWLY DEEP SHEAR...AND
   PRESENCE OF EXISTING EMBEDDED CIRCULATIONS SUGGEST POTENTIAL FOR
   OCCASIONAL TORNADOES...IN ADDITION TO INCREASINGLY BROAD SWATHS OF
   DMGG WIND/HAIL.

   AVIATION...TORNADOES AND A FEW SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WITH HAIL
   SURFACE AND ALOFT TO 2.5 INCHES. EXTREME TURBULENCE AND SURFACE
   WIND GUSTS TO 75 KNOTS. A FEW CUMULONIMBI WITH MAXIMUM TOPS TO
   600. MEAN STORM MOTION VECTOR 28045.


   ...CORFIDI
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