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Tornado Watch 211
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Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood Moderate Low
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
Moderate Low
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
Moderate Low

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   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   Tornado Watch Number 211
   NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
   555 PM EDT Sat May 23 2020

   The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

   * Tornado Watch for portions of 
     Northwest Indiana
     Extreme southwest Lower Michigan
     Lake Michigan

   * Effective this Saturday afternoon and evening from 555 PM until
     1000 PM EDT.

   * Primary threats include...
     A couple tornadoes possible
     Isolated damaging wind gusts to 70 mph possible
     Isolated large hail events to 1 inch in diameter possible

   SUMMARY...A broken band of storms moving into northwest Indiana and
   southern Lake Michigan will persist for another few hours before
   weakening.  In the meantime, the storm environment will continue to
   support supercells capable of producing isolated large hail,
   damaging winds, and a couple of tornadoes.

   The tornado watch area is approximately along and 25 statute miles
   east and west of a line from 35 miles north of Valparaiso IN to 60
   miles south southeast of Valparaiso IN. For a complete depiction of
   the watch see the associated watch outline update (WOUS64 KWNS
   WOU1).

   PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

   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 207...WW 208...WW
   209...WW 210...

   AVIATION...Tornadoes and a few severe thunderstorms with hail
   surface and aloft to 1 inch. Extreme turbulence and surface wind
   gusts to 60 knots. A few cumulonimbi with maximum tops to 500. Mean
   storm motion vector 26025.

   ...Thompson
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