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Tornado Watch 536
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WW0536 Radar
Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood Moderate Low
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
Moderate Moderate
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
High High

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   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   Tornado Watch Number 536
   NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
   610 PM CDT Sun Sep 18 2022

   The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

   * Tornado Watch for portions of 
     Central and southern Iowa
     Extreme northwest Illinois
     Far northern Missouri

   * Effective this Sunday night from 610 PM until Midnight CDT.

   * Primary threats include...
     A few tornadoes possible
     Scattered damaging winds and isolated significant gusts to 75
       mph likely
     Scattered large hail and isolated very large hail events to 3
       inches in diameter likely

   SUMMARY...Thunderstorm development is expected this evening from
   central/southern Iowa into southeast Iowa, and storms will move
   east-southeastward into tonight.  The environment favors supercells
   capable of producing very large hail to 3 inches in diameter,
   outflow gusts to 75 mph, and a few tornadoes.  Later tonight,
   upscale growth into a cluster or two may occur, with a continued
   damaging wind and large hail threat.

   The tornado watch area is approximately along and 55 statute miles
   north and south of a line from 50 miles west southwest of Des Moines
   IA to 25 miles east northeast of Burlington IA. For a complete
   depiction of the watch see the associated watch outline update
   (WOUS64 KWNS WOU6).

   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.

   &&

   AVIATION...Tornadoes and a few severe thunderstorms with hail
   surface and aloft to 3 inches. Extreme turbulence and surface wind
   gusts to 65 knots. A few cumulonimbi with maximum tops to 550. Mean
   storm motion vector 29030.

   ...Thompson
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