SPC Tornado Watch 234

By Newsroom America Feeds at 17 May 22:28

WW 234 TORNADO IA IL MO 172040Z - 180400Z
URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED Tornado Watch Number 234 NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK 340 PM CDT Wed May 17 2017 The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a * Tornado Watch for portions of eastern Iowa northwestern Illinois far northeast Missouri * Effective this Wednesday afternoon and evening from 340 PM until 1100 PM CDT. * Primary threats include... A couple tornadoes possible Isolated very large hail events to 2 inches in diameter possible Isolated damaging wind gusts to 70 mph possible SUMMARY...Strong/severe storms continue to develop/spread across eastern Iowa, and are expected to move into parts of northern Illinois over the next several hours. Along with risk for large hail and locally damaging winds, a couple of tornadoes will also be possible. The tornado watch area is approximately along and 65 statute miles north and south of a line from 10 miles north northwest of Ottumwa IA to 25 miles southeast of Rockford IL. For a complete depiction of the watch see the associated watch outline update (WOUS64 KWNS WOU4). 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...WW 233... 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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