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Severe Thunderstorm Watch 496
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Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood Very Low Very Low
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
Moderate Low
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
Low Very Low

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   SEL6

   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH NUMBER 496
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   345 PM CDT FRI SEP 5 2014

   THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A

   * SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF 
     CENTRAL ILLINOIS
     CENTRAL AND EASTERN MISSOURI

   * EFFECTIVE THIS FRIDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING FROM 345 PM UNTIL
     1100 PM CDT.

   * PRIMARY THREATS INCLUDE...
     SCATTERED DAMAGING WIND GUSTS TO 70 MPH POSSIBLE

   THE SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 85
   STATUTE MILES EAST AND WEST OF A LINE FROM 25 MILES NORTHEAST OF
   BLOOMINGTON ILLINOIS TO 35 MILES SOUTHWEST OF VICHY MISSOURI. 
   FOR A COMPLETE DEPICTION OF THE WATCH SEE THE ASSOCIATED WATCH
   OUTLINE UPDATE (WOUS64 KWNS WOU6).

   PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

   REMEMBER...A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH MEANS CONDITIONS ARE
   FAVORABLE FOR 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. SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS CAN AND OCCASIONALLY
   DO PRODUCE TORNADOES.

   &&

   OTHER WATCH INFORMATION...CONTINUE...WW 495...

   DISCUSSION...WDLY SCTD TSTMS NOW FORMING ALONG AND JUST AHEAD OF
   SW-NE COLD FRONT OVER CNTRL MO EXPECTED TO INCREASE IN
   COVERAGE/STRENGTH WITH CONTINUED SFC HEATING THIS AFTN...AND WITH
   THE ASCENT ON SRN FRINGE OF NEB/IA UPR IMPULSE LATER THIS EVE. WHILE
   DEEP WIND PROFILES ARE ONLY MARGINALLY SUPPORTIVE OF
   SUSTAINED/ORGANIZED STORMS...VERY WARM/MOIST PRE-FRONTAL ENVIRONMENT
   AND STEEPENING LOW-LVL LAPSE RATES SUGGEST A RISK FOR LOCALLY DMGG
   WIND AND PERHAPS MARGINALLY SVR HAIL AS THE STORMS MERGE INTO SHORT
   LINES/CLUSTERS THROUGH EARLY TNGT.

   AVIATION...A FEW SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WITH HAIL SURFACE AND ALOFT
   TO 1.5 INCHES. EXTREME TURBULENCE AND SURFACE WIND GUSTS TO 60
   KNOTS. A FEW CUMULONIMBI WITH MAXIMUM TOPS TO 550. MEAN STORM
   MOTION VECTOR 26025.


   ...CORFIDI
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