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Tornado Watch 46
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WW0046 Radar
Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood High Moderate
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
Moderate Low
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
Moderate Moderate

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   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   Tornado Watch Number 46
   NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
   1145 AM CDT Thu Mar 12 2020

   The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

   * Tornado Watch for portions of 
     Southern Illinois
     Southern Indiana
     Western and Central Kentucky
     Southeast Missouri
     Northwest and North Central Tennessee

   * Effective this Thursday morning and afternoon from 1145 AM
     until 500 PM CDT.

   * Primary threats include...
     A few tornadoes likely with a couple intense tornadoes possible
     Scattered damaging wind gusts to 70 mph likely
     Scattered large hail and isolated very large hail events to 2
       inches in diameter possible

   SUMMARY...Multiple clusters of thunderstorms will track across the
   watch area this afternoon, with a few supercell storms expected to
   develop.  Strengthening winds aloft will pose a risk of a tornadoes,
   possibly strong.  Hail and damaging winds are also possible with the
   strongest storms.

   The tornado watch area is approximately along and 75 statute miles
   north and south of a line from 25 miles west southwest of Cape
   Girardeau MO to 35 miles northeast of Bowling Green KY. 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.

   &&

   AVIATION...Tornadoes and a few severe thunderstorms with hail
   surface and aloft to 2 inches. Extreme turbulence and surface wind
   gusts to 60 knots. A few cumulonimbi with maximum tops to 450. Mean
   storm motion vector 26035.

   ...Hart
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