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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
Severe Thunderstorm Watch Number 107
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
135 PM CDT Sat May 19 2018
The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a
* Severe Thunderstorm Watch for portions of
South Central and Southeast Missouri
* Effective this Saturday afternoon and evening from 135 PM until
800 PM CDT.
* Primary threats include...
Scattered damaging wind gusts to 70 mph possible
Scattered large hail events to 1.5 inches in diameter possible
SUMMARY...Several clusters of strong to severe storms over southern
Missouri are expected to move toward the southeast this afternoon,
with additional storms continuing over west Tennessee. Stronger
storms will produce strong wind gusts and large hail.
The severe thunderstorm watch area is approximately along and 45
statute miles north and south of a line from 40 miles west northwest
of West Plains MO to 35 miles north northeast of Jackson TN. For a
complete depiction of the watch see the associated watch outline
update (WOUS64 KWNS WOU7).
REMEMBER...A Severe Thunderstorm Watch means conditions are
favorable for 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. Severe thunderstorms can and occasionally do produce
AVIATION...A few severe thunderstorms with hail surface and aloft to
1.5 inches. Extreme turbulence and surface wind gusts to 60 knots. A
few cumulonimbi with maximum tops to 500. Mean storm motion vector