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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).
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
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