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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
Severe Thunderstorm Watch Number 440
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
435 PM CDT Tue Jul 5 2022
The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a
* Severe Thunderstorm Watch for portions of
* Effective this Tuesday afternoon from 435 PM until Midnight
* Primary threats include...
Scattered damaging winds and isolated significant gusts to 80
Scattered large hail and isolated very large hail events to 2
inches in diameter possible
SUMMARY...Thunderstorms are developing along a weak boundary. These
storms will pose a risk of large hail and damaging winds late this
afternoon. A fast-moving bow echo over northwest Iowa will approach
parts of the watch area by early evening, resulting in an increased
risk of widespread damaging wind gusts and some hail.
The severe thunderstorm watch area is approximately along and 55
statute miles north and south of a line from 20 miles west northwest
of Waterloo IA to 35 miles north of Valparaiso IN. For a complete
depiction of the watch see the associated watch outline update
(WOUS64 KWNS WOU0).
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 437...WW 438...WW 439...
AVIATION...A few severe thunderstorms with hail surface and aloft to
2 inches. Extreme turbulence and surface wind gusts to 70 knots. A
few cumulonimbi with maximum tops to 550. Mean storm motion vector