SPC Tornado Watch 233

By Newsroom America Feeds at 17 May 2017

WW 233 TORNADO IA MN WI 172010Z - 180400Z
URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED Tornado Watch Number 233 NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK 310 PM CDT Wed May 17 2017 The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a * Tornado Watch for portions of northeast Iowa parts of southeast Minnesota central and southern Wisconsin * Effective this Wednesday afternoon and evening from 310 PM until 1100 PM CDT. * Primary threats include... A couple tornadoes possible Scattered large hail and isolated very large hail events to 2 inches in diameter possible Scattered damaging wind gusts to 70 mph possible SUMMARY...Strong/severe thunderstorms continue to develop over/spread into the area this afternoon as the airmass continues to destabilize. Along with risk for large hail and locally damaging winds, a few tornadoes will also be possible with the strongest cells. The tornado watch area is approximately along and 90 statute miles north and south of a line from 30 miles south southwest of Rochester MN to 60 miles east southeast of Mosinee WI. For a complete depiction of the watch see the associated watch outline update (WOUS64 KWNS WOU3). 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 231...WW 232... AVIATION...Tornadoes and a few severe thunderstorms with hail surface and aloft to 2 inches. Extreme turbulence and surface wind gusts to 60 knots. A few cumulonimbi with maximum tops to 450. Mean storm motion vector 22040. ...Goss Read more



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