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Tornado Watch 374
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WW0374 Radar
Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood Moderate Very Low
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
Low Very Low
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
Moderate Very Low

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   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   Tornado Watch Number 374
   NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
   315 PM CDT Wed Jul 15 2020

   The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

   * Tornado Watch for portions of 
     Northeast Illinois

   * Effective this Wednesday afternoon and evening from 315 PM
     until 900 PM CDT.

   * Primary threats include...
     A couple tornadoes possible
     Isolated damaging wind gusts to 70 mph possible
     Isolated large hail events to 1.5 inches in diameter possible

   SUMMARY...Severe weather/tornado threat may develop northeastward
   across parts of northeastern Illinois this afternoon, with all
   severe hazards a possibility.

   The tornado watch area is approximately along and 30 statute miles
   north and south of a line from 25 miles west southwest of Marseilles
   IL to 70 miles east southeast of Marseilles IL. For a complete
   depiction of the watch see the associated watch outline update
   (WOUS64 KWNS WOU4).

   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.

   &&

   OTHER WATCH INFORMATION...CONTINUE...WW 373...

   AVIATION...Tornadoes and a few severe thunderstorms with hail
   surface and aloft to 1.5 inches. Extreme turbulence and surface wind
   gusts to 60 knots. A few cumulonimbi with maximum tops to 500. Mean
   storm motion vector 24025.

   ...Guyer
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