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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
Tornado Watch Number 215
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
110 PM CDT Fri May 12 2023
The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a
* Tornado Watch for portions of
Far Western Iowa
Central and Eastern Nebraska
South-Central South Dakota
* Effective this Friday afternoon and evening from 110 PM until
900 PM CDT.
* Primary threats include...
A couple tornadoes possible
Scattered large hail and isolated very large hail events to 2
inches in diameter likely
Scattered damaging wind gusts to 70 mph possible
SUMMARY...Thunderstorms are expected to develop across portions of
the central Plains this afternoon. Environmental conditions will
support strong to severe thunderstorms, including some supercells
capable of tornadoes and very large hail (i.e. greater than 2 inches
The tornado watch area is approximately along and 70 statute miles
north and south of a line from 40 miles north northwest of Ainsworth
NE to 40 miles northeast of Shenandoah 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 2 inches. Extreme turbulence and surface wind
gusts to 60 knots. A few cumulonimbi with maximum tops to 500. Mean
storm motion vector 19025.