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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
* 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).
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.