SPC Tornado Watch 434

WW 434 TORNADO IL MO 012015Z – 020100Z

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Tornado Watch Number 434
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
215 PM CST Sat Dec 1 2018

The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

* Tornado Watch for portions of 
  Central Illinois
  East-central Missouri

* Effective this Saturday afternoon and evening from 215 PM until
  700 PM CST.

* Primary threats include...
  A couple tornadoes possible
  Scattered damaging wind gusts to 70 mph possible
  Scattered large hail events to 1.5 inches in diameter possible

SUMMARY...Thunderstorms are forming along the Mississippi River, and
will spread northeastward across the watch area this afternoon.  A
few storms may become severe, capable of damaging winds, hail, and
perhaps a few tornadoes.

The tornado watch area is approximately along and 60 statute miles
east and west of a line from 25 miles northeast of Peoria IL to 65
miles south southwest of Springfield IL. For a complete depiction of
the watch see the associated watch outline update (WOUS64 KWNS


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 1.5 inches. Extreme turbulence and surface wind
gusts to 60 knots. A few cumulonimbi with maximum tops to 400. Mean
storm motion vector 21035.


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