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Tornado Watch 535
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WW0535 Radar
Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood Moderate Low
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
Moderate Very Low
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
Low Very Low

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   SEL5

   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   TORNADO WATCH NUMBER 535
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   1030 AM CDT MON OCT 13 2014

   THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A

   * TORNADO WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF 
     SOUTHERN ILLINOIS
     WESTERN KENTUCKY
     SOUTHEAST AND EAST CENTRAL MISSOURI

   * EFFECTIVE THIS MONDAY MORNING AND EVENING FROM 1030 AM UNTIL
     700 PM CDT.

   * PRIMARY THREATS INCLUDE...
     A FEW TORNADOES LIKELY
     ISOLATED DAMAGING WIND GUSTS TO 70 MPH POSSIBLE

   THE TORNADO WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 90 STATUTE
   MILES EAST AND WEST OF A LINE FROM 20 MILES NORTH OF SCOTT AFB
   ILLINOIS TO 45 MILES SOUTH SOUTHWEST OF PADUCAH KENTUCKY.  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 533...WW 534...

   DISCUSSION...BROKEN N-S SQLN NOW EXTENDING FROM E OF VICHY MO INTO
   NE AR SHOULD CONTINUE SLOWLY EWD THROUGH THE REMAINDER OF THE DAY.
   STORM DEVELOPMENT WITHIN LINE WILL BE FOSTERED BY MODEST SFC
   HEATING...CONTINUED LOW-LVL MOISTURE INFLOW /DEWPOINTS RISING IN THE
   MID-UPR 60S/...AND LOW-LVL CONFLUENCE AHEAD OF SLOWLY PROGRESSIVE
   SFC LOW NOW OVER SW MO. WEAKLY CAPPED ENVIRONMENT...COUPLED WITH
   STRENGTHENING WIND FIELD /ASSOCIATED WITH THE CONTINUED ENE ADVANCE
   OF OK UPR TROUGH/...SUGGESTS THAT LONGER-LIVED STORMS WILL POSE A
   CONDITIONAL RISK FOR TORNADOES. ONE OR TWO OF THE TORNADOES COULD BE
   STRONG GIVEN 700 MB WINDS INCREASING TO AOA 60 KTS...FAIRLY RICH
   MOISTURE..AND THE LIKELIHOOD FOR STORM MOTION PARALLEL TO LOW-LVL
   MOISTURE/SHEAR AXES.

   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 450.
   MEAN STORM MOTION VECTOR 21040.


   ...CORFIDI
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