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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
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
western and central Kentucky
far southeast Missouri
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.
OTHER WATCH INFORMATION...CONTINUE...WW 289...WW 292...WW 293...
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.