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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
Tornado Watch Number 27
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
205 PM CST Sat Mar 5 2022
The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a
* Tornado Watch for portions of
Central and Southwest Iowa
* Effective this Saturday afternoon and evening from 205 PM until
800 PM CST.
* Primary threats include...
A few tornadoes likely
Scattered damaging wind gusts to 65 mph likely
Scattered large hail and isolated very large hail events to 2
inches in diameter possible
SUMMARY...Thunderstorms are expected to develop this afternoon along
a cold front moving into western Iowa/Missouri. These storms will
track across the watch area, posing a risk of damaging winds, hail,
and a few tornadoes.
The tornado watch area is approximately along and 85 statute miles
east and west of a line from 60 miles north northwest of Des Moines
IA to 40 miles south of Lamoni IA. For a complete depiction of the
watch see the associated watch outline update (WOUS64 KWNS WOU7).
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 2 inches. Extreme turbulence and surface wind
gusts to 55 knots. A few cumulonimbi with maximum tops to 450. Mean
storm motion vector 24040.