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Severe Thunderstorm Watch 74
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Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood Low Very Low
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
Moderate Low
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
Moderate Low

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   SEL4

   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   Severe Thunderstorm Watch Number 74
   NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
   1200 PM CDT Wed Apr 7 2021

   The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

   * Severe Thunderstorm Watch for portions of 
     Much of Missouri

   * Effective this Wednesday afternoon and evening from NOON until
     700 PM CDT.

   * Primary threats include...
     Scattered damaging wind gusts to 70 mph possible
     Scattered large hail events to 1.5 inches in diameter possible
     A tornado or two possible

   SUMMARY...Thunderstorms are expected to intensify this afternoon
   over western Missouri and track northeastward across the watch area.
    A few severe storms are anticipated, with the possiblity of large
   hail, damaging winds.  A tornado or two cannot be ruled out.

   The severe thunderstorm watch area is approximately along and 75
   statute miles east and west of a line from 30 miles north northwest
   of Kirksville MO to 35 miles west southwest of West Plains MO. For a
   complete depiction of the watch see the associated watch outline
   update (WOUS64 KWNS WOU4).

   PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

   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
   tornadoes.

   &&

   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 450. Mean storm motion vector
   24030.

   ...Hart
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