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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
Extreme southwest Lower 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
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
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.