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WW 147 TORNADO IA KS MO 271840Z - 280200Z
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Tornado Watch Number 147
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
140 PM CDT Sat Apr 27 2024

The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

* Tornado Watch for portions of 
  Southern Iowa
  Northeast Kansas
  Northern Missouri

* Effective this Saturday afternoon and evening from 140 PM until
  900 PM CDT.

* Primary threats include...
  A few tornadoes likely with a couple intense tornadoes possible
  Scattered large hail and isolated very large hail events to 2
    inches in diameter likely
  Scattered damaging winds likely with isolated significant gusts
    to 75 mph possible

SUMMARY...Thunderstorms will continue to develop this afternoon
along a surface boundary lying across northern Missouri and southern
Iowa.  Large hail and damaging winds are possible, along with a few
tornadoes in the strongest cells.

The tornado watch area is approximately along and 45 statute miles
north and south of a line from 35 miles west of Saint Joseph MO to
30 miles south of Ottumwa IA. For a complete depiction of the watch
see the associated watch outline update (WOUS64 KWNS WOU7).


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 2 inches. Extreme turbulence and surface wind
gusts to 65 knots. A few cumulonimbi with maximum tops to 500. Mean
storm motion vector 25030.


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