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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
Tornado Watch Number 96
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
235 PM CDT Fri Mar 31 2023
The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a
* Tornado Watch for portions of
* Effective this Friday afternoon and evening from 235 PM until
1000 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 events to 1.5 inches in diameter possible
SUMMARY...A cluster of intense thunderstorms over northwest Illinois
will track eastward across the watch area this afternoon, posing a
risk of large hail, damaging wind gusts, and a few tornadoes.
Another line of storms will threaten the area later this afternoon
with a second round of severe/tornado threat.
The tornado watch area is approximately along and 70 statute miles
east and west of a line from 30 miles west northwest of Milwaukee WI
to 65 miles south southeast of Marseilles IL. For a complete
depiction of the watch see the associated watch outline update
(WOUS64 KWNS WOU6).
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 93...WW 94...WW 95...
AVIATION...Tornadoes and 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 500. Mean
storm motion vector 25040.