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WW 212 TORNADO IL KY MO 082140Z - 090500Z
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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
Tornado Watch Number 212
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
440 PM CDT Wed May 8 2024

The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

* Tornado Watch for portions of 
  Southern Illinois
  Western Kentucky
  Southern Missouri

* Effective this Wednesday afternoon from 440 PM until Midnight
  CDT.

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

SUMMARY...Multiple rounds of severe thunderstorms will affect the
watch area through the afternoon and evening, posing a risk of large
hail and damaging winds.  A few tornadoes are also expected.

The tornado watch area is approximately along and 50 statute miles
north and south of a line from 20 miles west of Springfield MO to 40
miles north northeast of Fort Campbell KY. For a complete depiction
of the watch see the associated watch outline update (WOUS64 KWNS
WOU2).

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 204...WW 205...WW
206...WW 207...WW 208...WW 209...WW 210...WW 211...

AVIATION...Tornadoes and a few severe thunderstorms with hail
surface and aloft to 2.5 inches. Extreme turbulence and surface wind
gusts to 65 knots. A few cumulonimbi with maximum tops to 500. Mean
storm motion vector 26035.

...Hart

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