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Tornado Watch 359
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WW0359 Radar
Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood Moderate Low
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
High Moderate
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
High Moderate

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   SEL9

   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   Tornado Watch Number 359
   NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
   820 PM CDT Fri Jul 9 2021

   The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

   * Tornado Watch for portions of 
     West central Illinois
     North central and northeast Missouri

   * Effective this Friday night and Saturday morning from 820 PM
     until 200 AM CDT.

   * Primary threats include...
     A couple tornadoes possible
     Scattered large hail and isolated very large hail events to 2.5
       inches in diameter likely
     Scattered damaging winds likely with isolated significant gusts
       to 75 mph possible

   SUMMARY...Thunderstorms will increase in coverage and intensity this
   evening as the storms spread southeastward.  The storm environment
   is favorable for supercells capable of producing a couple of
   tornadoes, as well as isolated very large hail (near tennis ball
   size) and significant severe gusts (near 75 mph).  The storms could
   later grow into a cluster, with a continuing severe threat into the
   early overnight hours.

   The tornado watch area is approximately along and 90 statute miles
   east and west of a line from 30 miles east northeast of Kirksville
   MO to 60 miles south of Quincy IL. For a complete depiction of the
   watch see the associated watch outline update (WOUS64 KWNS WOU9).

   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 356...WW 357...WW 358...

   AVIATION...Tornadoes and a few severe thunderstorms with hail
   surface and aloft to 2.5 inches. Extreme turbulence and surface wind
   gusts to 65 knots. A few cumulonimbi with maximum tops to 600. Mean
   storm motion vector 32025.

   ...Thompson
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