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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
Tornado Watch Number 59
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
245 PM CDT Tue May 1 2018
The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a
* Tornado Watch for portions of
Far southwest Iowa
* Effective this Tuesday afternoon and evening from 245 PM until
1000 PM CDT.
* Primary threats include...
A few tornadoes likely with a couple intense tornadoes possible
Widespread large hail and scattered very large hail events to
3.5 inches in diameter likely
Scattered damaging winds likely with isolated significant gusts
to 75 mph possible
SUMMARY...Several severe storms are expected to develop along the
dryline and quasi-stationary front through this evening. Tornadoes,
very large hail, and damaging winds are anticipated.
The tornado watch area is approximately along and 70 statute miles
east and west of a line from 40 miles southwest of Medicine Lodge KS
to 30 miles west northwest of Tekamah NE. For a complete depiction
of the watch see the associated watch outline update (WOUS64 KWNS
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.
AVIATION...Tornadoes and a few severe thunderstorms with hail
surface and aloft to 3.5 inches. Extreme turbulence and surface wind
gusts to 65 knots. A few cumulonimbi with maximum tops to 500. Mean
storm motion vector 23035.