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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
Tornado Watch Number 57
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
330 PM CDT Thu Mar 19 2020
The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a
* Tornado Watch for portions of
* Effective this Thursday afternoon and evening from 330 PM until
1100 PM CDT.
* Primary threats include...
A few tornadoes possible
Scattered large hail and isolated very large hail events to 2
inches in diameter likely
Scattered damaging wind gusts to 70 mph possible
SUMMARY...Storms including a few supercells are expected to continue
developing this afternoon into the evening, posing a risk for large
hail, tornadoes and damaging wind.
The tornado watch area is approximately along and 120 statute miles
east and west of a line from 35 miles north northeast of Des Moines
IA to 10 miles east southeast of Falls City NE. 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.
OTHER WATCH INFORMATION...CONTINUE...WW 56...
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 500. Mean
storm motion vector 24035.