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Tornado Watch 243
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Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood Moderate Low
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
Moderate Low
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
Moderate Moderate

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   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   Tornado Watch Number 243
   NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
   1250 PM CDT Thu May 19 2022

   The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

   * Tornado Watch for portions of 
     Southern Missouri

   * Effective this Thursday afternoon and evening from 1250 PM
     until 700 PM CDT.

   * Primary threats include...
     A few tornadoes possible
     Scattered damaging wind gusts to 70 mph likely
     Scattered large hail and isolated very large hail events to 2.5
       inches in diameter possible

   SUMMARY...Thunderstorms are expected to intensify this afternoon and
   track eastward across southern Missouri.  Large hail, damaging
   winds, and a few tornadoes are possible this activity.

   The tornado watch area is approximately along and 55 statute miles
   north and south of a line from 15 miles west northwest of
   Springfield MO to 45 miles southeast of Farmington MO. For a
   complete depiction of the watch see the associated watch outline
   update (WOUS64 KWNS WOU3).

   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.

   &&

   AVIATION...Tornadoes and a few severe thunderstorms with hail
   surface and aloft to 2.5 inches. Extreme turbulence and surface wind
   gusts to 60 knots. A few cumulonimbi with maximum tops to 500. Mean
   storm motion vector 27035.

   ...Hart
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