SPC Tornado Watch 248

By Newsroom America Feeds at 19 May 2017

WW 248 TORNADO IL MO 192005Z - 200300Z
URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED Tornado Watch Number 248 NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK 305 PM CDT Fri May 19 2017 The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a * Tornado Watch for portions of parts of west central Illinois southwestern into cenral Missouri * Effective this Friday afternoon and evening from 305 PM until 1000 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...An evolving area of thunderstorm activity appears likely to organize further and intensify through the late afternoon hours as it spreads across southwestern Missouri into the lower Missouri Valley. Large hail may accompany strongest storms, with an increasing risk for damaging wind gusts, and perhaps a couple of tornadoes. The tornado watch area is approximately along and 60 statute miles east and west of a line from 35 miles northeast of Columbia MO to 35 miles southeast of Monett MO. For a complete depiction of the watch see the associated watch outline update (WOUS64 KWNS WOU8). 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 246...WW 247... 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 500. Mean storm motion vector 24035. ...Kerr Read more



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