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Tornado Watch 541
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WW0541 Radar
Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood Moderate Low
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
High Very Low
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
Low Very Low

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   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   TORNADO WATCH NUMBER 541
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   455 PM EDT MON OCT 13 2014

   THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A

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

   * EFFECTIVE THIS MONDAY AFTERNOON AND TUESDAY MORNING FROM 455 PM
     UNTIL 100 AM EDT.

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

   THE TORNADO WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 70 STATUTE
   MILES EAST AND WEST OF A LINE FROM 50 MILES NORTH NORTHWEST OF
   INDIANAPOLIS INDIANA TO FORT CAMPBELL KENTUCKY.  FOR A COMPLETE
   DEPICTION OF THE WATCH SEE THE ASSOCIATED WATCH OUTLINE UPDATE
   (WOUS64 KWNS WOU1).

   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 535...WW 536...WW
   537...WW 538...WW 539...WW 540...

   DISCUSSION...STRENGTHENING ASCENT AND SSWLY DEEP SHEAR...COUPLED
   WITH PERSISTENT...MOIST SLY LOW-LVL MOISTURE RETURN...EXPECTED TO
   MAINTAIN A RISK FOR LOCALLY DMGG WIND AND OCCASIONAL TORNADOES ALONG
   AND AHEAD OF SRN IL/WRN KY SQLN. A MORE LIMITED/CONDITIONAL SVR
   THREAT ALSO WILL EXIST WITH MORE ISOLD STORMS THAT COULD FORM LATER
   THIS EVE AHEAD OF SQLN IN CNTRL KY. WHILE WEAK MID-LVL LAPSE RATES
   WILL LIMIT COVERAGE/VIGOR OF SUSTAINED UPDRAFTS...THOSE LONGER-LIVED
   STORMS THAT DO FORM WILL BE PRONE TO LEWPS/SMALL BOWS WITH A RISK
   FOR BOTH DMGG WIND AND TORNADOES.

   AVIATION...TORNADOES AND A FEW SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WITH HAIL
   SURFACE AND ALOFT TO 0.5 INCH. EXTREME TURBULENCE AND SURFACE
   WIND GUSTS TO 60 KNOTS. A FEW CUMULONIMBI WITH MAXIMUM TOPS TO
   450. MEAN STORM MOTION VECTOR 20045.


   ...CORFIDI
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