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Tornado Watch 494
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WW0494 Radar
Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood Moderate Low
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
Moderate Low
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
Low Very Low

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   SEL4

   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   TORNADO WATCH NUMBER 494
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   130 PM CDT TUE AUG 18 2015

   THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A

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

   * EFFECTIVE THIS TUESDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING FROM 130 PM UNTIL
     1000 PM CDT.

   * PRIMARY THREATS INCLUDE...
     A FEW TORNADOES POSSIBLE
     SCATTERED DAMAGING WIND GUSTS TO 70 MPH LIKELY
     ISOLATED LARGE HAIL EVENTS TO 1 INCH IN DIAMETER POSSIBLE

   SUMMARY...THUNDERSTORMS EXPECTED TO DEVELOP / INCREASE IN COVERAGE
   AND STRENGTH OVER WATCH AREA THROUGH EARLY TONIGHT. SOME MAY BECOME
   SUPERCELLS CAPABLE OF TORNADOES...IN ADDITION TO LOCALLY DAMAGING
   WIND AND PERHAPS AN INSTANCE OR TWO OF MARGINALLY SEVERE HAIL.

   THE TORNADO WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 70 STATUTE
   MILES EAST AND WEST OF A LINE FROM 5 MILES NORTHWEST OF CAMP
   DOUGLAS WISCONSIN TO 25 MILES SOUTH SOUTHWEST OF PEORIA 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 493...

   AVIATION...TORNADOES AND A FEW SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WITH HAIL
   SURFACE AND ALOFT TO 1 INCH. EXTREME TURBULENCE AND SURFACE WIND
   GUSTS TO 60 KNOTS. A FEW CUMULONIMBI WITH MAXIMUM TOPS TO 550.
   MEAN STORM MOTION VECTOR 21030.


   ...CORFIDI
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