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Mesoscale Discussion 197
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   Mesoscale Discussion 0197
   NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
   0533 PM CST Sat Mar 05 2022

   Areas affected...Parts of central and southeastern iowa

   Concerning...Tornado Watch 27...

   Valid 052333Z - 060130Z

   The severe weather threat for Tornado Watch 27 continues.

   SUMMARY...The tornado threat will be focused in parts of central and
   southeast Iowa this evening. This threat may extend beyond the WW 27
   and an additional downstream tornado watch will likely be considered
   this evening.

   DISCUSSION...A strong supercell continues to move through southern
   suburbs of Des Moines. This storm has had consistent rotational
   velocities in the 55-70 kt range over the past hour. Other discrete
   storms are moving out of north-central Missouri into south-central
   Iowa. At least one tornado was reported in Wayne County, IA, with
   this activity. These storms are moving into a similar environment
   and will continue to pose a threat for tornadoes over the next 1-2
   hours. To the west of these discrete storms, a more broken line of
   convection has developed along the cold front. This activity will
   pose greater threats for large hail and damaging winds than

   Farther to the north and east, earlier cloud cover and precipitation
   has limited destabilization. For parts of eastern Iowa and perhaps
   far northeastern Missouri, an additional downstream tornado watch
   will need to be considered this evening.

   ..Wendt.. 03/05/2022

   ...Please see for graphic product...


   LAT...LON   41069455 41589414 42089376 42339301 42429227 42389104
               41759089 40819131 40519142 40239171 40199232 40319338
               40429393 40479428 40549463 41069455 

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