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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
Tornado Watch Number 93
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
1145 AM CDT Fri Mar 31 2023
The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a
* Tornado Watch for portions of
Central and Eastern Iowa
Northern and Central Missouri
* Effective this Friday morning and evening from 1145 AM until
800 PM CDT.
...THIS IS A PARTICULARLY DANGEROUS SITUATION...
* Primary threats include...
Numerous tornadoes expected with a few intense tornadoes likely
Widespread large hail and isolated very large hail events to 3
inches in diameter likely
Widespread damaging wind gusts to 70 mph likely
SUMMARY...Intense supercell thunderstorms are expected to develop
this afternoon and spread eastward across the watch area.
Tornadoes, large hail, and damaging winds are all possible with this
activity. Parameters are favorable for the potential for
strong/violent tornadoes and very large hail.
The tornado watch area is approximately along and 115 statute miles
east and west of a line from 30 miles east of Jefferson City MO to
55 miles east northeast of Mason City IA. For a complete depiction
of the watch see the associated watch outline update (WOUS64 KWNS
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 3 inches. Extreme turbulence and surface wind
gusts to 60 knots. A few cumulonimbi with maximum tops to 500. Mean
storm motion vector 24040.