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Tornado Watch 294
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Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood Moderate Low
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
High Low
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
High Moderate

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   Tornado Watch Number 294
   NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
   620 PM CDT Fri Jul 20 2018

   The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

   * Tornado Watch for portions of 
     northern Alabama
     eastern Arkansas
     southern Illinois
     southern Indiana
     western and central Kentucky
     far southeast Missouri
     northern Mississippi
     western and middle Tennessee

   * Effective this Friday night and Saturday morning from 620 PM
     until 200 AM CDT.

   * Primary threats include...
     A few tornadoes possible
     Widespread large hail and isolated very large hail events to 3
       inches in diameter likely
     Widespread damaging wind gusts to 70 mph likely

   SUMMARY...Storms are ongoing across portions of southeast Missouri
   and vicinity, and also across the central and eastern Kentucky
   vicinity.  Expect storms to expand in coverage over the next couple
   of hours, to include large portions of western Kentucky and western
   and middle Tennessee.  Storms will spread southeastward with time,
   into portions of northern Mississippi/northern Alabama, accompanied
   by potential for large hail, damaging winds, and a few tornadoes
   through the evening hours.

   The tornado watch area is approximately along and 130 statute miles
   north and south of a line from 35 miles west northwest of Dyersburg
   TN to 65 miles east of Nashville TN. For a complete depiction of the
   watch see the associated watch outline update (WOUS64 KWNS WOU4).


   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 3 inches. Extreme turbulence and surface wind
   gusts to 60 knots. A few cumulonimbi with maximum tops to 600. Mean
   storm motion vector 29040.

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