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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
Severe Thunderstorm Watch Number 293
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
400 PM CDT Fri Jul 20 2018
The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a
* Severe Thunderstorm Watch for portions of
South Central Missouri
* Effective this Friday afternoon and evening from 400 PM until
1000 PM CDT.
* Primary threats include...
Widespread large hail likely with isolated very large hail
events to 3 inches in diameter possible
Widespread damaging wind gusts to 70 mph likely
A tornado or two possible
SUMMARY...Thunderstorms are rapidly forming over south-central MO.
These storms will track southeastward across the watch through the
late afternoon and early evening, posing a risk of large hail,
damaging winds, and perhaps a tornado.
The severe thunderstorm watch area is approximately along and 55
statute miles north and south of a line from 20 miles north
northwest of Flippin AR to 35 miles south southeast of Poplar Bluff
MO. For a complete depiction of the watch see the associated watch
outline update (WOUS64 KWNS WOU3).
REMEMBER...A Severe Thunderstorm Watch means conditions are
favorable for 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. Severe thunderstorms can and occasionally do produce
OTHER WATCH INFORMATION...CONTINUE...WW 289...WW 290...WW
AVIATION...A few severe thunderstorms with hail surface and aloft to
3 inches. Extreme turbulence and surface wind gusts to 60 knots. A
few cumulonimbi with maximum tops to 500. Mean storm motion vector