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Tornado Watch 266
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WW0266 Radar
Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood Moderate Low
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
High Moderate
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
Moderate Low

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   SEL6

   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   TORNADO WATCH NUMBER 266
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   940 PM CDT FRI MAY 31 2013

   THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A

   * TORNADO WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF 
     SOUTHERN ILLINOIS
     SOUTHERN INDIANA
     WESTERN KENTUCKY
     SOUTHERN MISSOURI

   * EFFECTIVE THIS FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY MORNING FROM 940 PM
     UNTIL 400 AM CDT.

   * PRIMARY THREATS INCLUDE...
     SEVERAL TORNADOES POSSIBLE
     NUMEROUS DAMAGING WIND GUSTS LIKELY WITH A FEW SIGNIFICANT GUSTS
       TO 80 MPH POSSIBLE
     SEVERAL LARGE HAIL EVENTS TO 1.5 INCHES IN DIAMETER POSSIBLE

   THE TORNADO WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 60 STATUTE
   MILES NORTH AND SOUTH OF A LINE FROM 35 MILES SOUTH OF JOPLIN
   MISSOURI TO 70 MILES EAST OF MOUNT VERNON ILLINOIS.  FOR A
   COMPLETE DEPICTION OF THE WATCH SEE THE ASSOCIATED WATCH OUTLINE
   UPDATE (WOUS64 KWNS WOU6).

   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 260...WW 261...WW
   262...WW 263...WW 264...WW 265...

   DISCUSSION...THE MESOSCALE CONVECTIVE SYSTEM NOW ONGOING ACROSS THE
   MISSOURI OZARKS THROUGH THE MIDDLE MISSISSIPPI VALLEY APPEARS LIKELY
   TO MAINTAIN STRENGTH INTO THE OVERNIGHT HOURS.  AS ACTIVITY
   PROGRESSES EASTWARD INTO PORTIONS OF THE LOWER OHIO VALLEY...IT WILL
   CONTINUE TO BE ACCOMPANIED BY THE RISK FOR SEVERE WIND GUSTS...HAIL
   AND THE POTENTIAL FOR TORNADOES.

   AVIATION...TORNADOES AND A FEW SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WITH HAIL
   SURFACE AND ALOFT TO 1.5 INCHES. EXTREME TURBULENCE AND SURFACE
   WIND GUSTS TO 70 KNOTS. A FEW CUMULONIMBI WITH MAXIMUM TOPS TO
   500. MEAN STORM MOTION VECTOR 26040.


   ...KERR
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