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Tornado Watch 482
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WW0482 Radar
Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood Moderate Low
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
Moderate Moderate
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
Moderate Moderate

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   SEL2

   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   TORNADO WATCH NUMBER 482
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   715 PM CDT SUN AUG 31 2014

   THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A

   * TORNADO WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF 
     CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN IOWA
     NORTHWESTERN MISSOURI
     EXTREME SOUTHEASTERN NEBRASKA

   * EFFECTIVE THIS SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY MORNING FROM 715 PM
     UNTIL 200 AM CDT.

   * PRIMARY THREATS INCLUDE...
     A FEW TORNADOES POSSIBLE
     SCATTERED DAMAGING WINDS AND ISOLATED SIGNIFICANT GUSTS TO 75
       MPH POSSIBLE
     SCATTERED LARGE HAIL AND ISOLATED VERY LARGE HAIL EVENTS TO 2
       INCHES IN DIAMETER POSSIBLE

   THE TORNADO WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 55 STATUTE
   MILES EAST AND WEST OF A LINE FROM 70 MILES NORTH OF DES MOINES
   IOWA TO 40 MILES EAST OF FALLS CITY NEBRASKA.  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 479...WW 480...WW 481...

   DISCUSSION...MESSY MIX OF SUPERCELLS...MULTICELLS AND QUASI-LINEAR
   TSTM SEGMENTS SHOULD MOVE GENERALLY W-E ACROSS WW AREA THIS
   EVENING...OFFERING SOME RISK FOR EACH SEVERE HAZARD.  RELATIVELY
   MAXIMIZED TORNADO POTENTIAL...WHETHER FROM SUPERCELLS OR QLCS
   CIRCULATIONS...WOULD BE OVER PORTIONS WRN/CENTRAL IA...NEAR AND N OF
   OLD OUTFLOW/DIFFERENTIAL-HEATING BOUNDARY -- WHERE RELATIVELY BACKED
   FLOW...RELATED HODOGRAPH ENHANCEMENT...RICH BOUNDARY-LAYER
   MOISTURE...AND LOW LCL ARE EXPECTED FOR A FEW HOURS BENEATH
   STRENGTHENING LLJ.

   AVIATION...TORNADOES AND A FEW SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WITH HAIL
   SURFACE AND ALOFT TO 2 INCHES. EXTREME TURBULENCE AND SURFACE
   WIND GUSTS TO 65 KNOTS. A FEW CUMULONIMBI WITH MAXIMUM TOPS TO
   550. MEAN STORM MOTION VECTOR 26025.


   ...EDWARDS
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