SPC Tornado Watch 670



WW 670 TORNADO IA KS MO NE 011945Z – 020300Z

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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
Tornado Watch Number 670
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
245 PM CDT Tue Oct 1 2019

The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

* Tornado Watch for portions of 
  Central and Southwest Iowa
  Northeast Kansas
  Northwest Missouri
  Southeast Nebraska

* Effective this Tuesday afternoon and evening from 245 PM until
  1000 PM CDT.

* Primary threats include...
  A couple tornadoes possible
  Scattered damaging wind gusts to 70 mph likely
  Scattered large hail and isolated very large hail events to 2
    inches in diameter possible

SUMMARY...Thunderstorms will continue to intensify along an axis
from northeast Kansas into Central Iowa this afternoon, with a few
supercells possible.  Locally damaging wind gusts and a tornado or
two are the primary hazards.

The tornado watch area is approximately along and 60 statute miles
east and west of a line from 30 miles southeast of Concordia KS to
100 miles northeast of Des Moines IA. For a complete depiction of
the watch see the associated watch outline update (WOUS64 KWNS
WOU0).

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.

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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 23030.

...Hart

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