SPC Tornado Watch 508

WW 508 TORNADO AR KS MO OK 142315Z – 150600Z

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Tornado Watch Number 508
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
515 PM CST Sat Nov 14 2020

The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

* Tornado Watch for portions of 
  Northwestern and north central Arkansas
  Extreme southeastern Kansas
  Much of central and southern Missouri
  Extreme northeastern Oklahoma

* Effective this Saturday afternoon from 515 PM until Midnight

* Primary threats include...
  A couple tornadoes possible
  Scattered damaging wind gusts to 70 mph possible
  Isolated large hail events to 1 inch in diameter possible

SUMMARY...Thunderstorm development is underway in several bands
along and ahead of a cold front and dryline from northeastern
Oklahoma and southeastern Kansas into western Missouri.  The storm
environment will favor a mix of supercells and line segments capable
of producing a couple of tornadoes, damaging gusts, and isolated
large hail.  The primary threat will be confined to the western part
of the watch through about 9 pm CST, and in the eastern parts of the
watch from 9 pm to midnight.

The tornado watch area is approximately along and 85 statute miles
east and west of a line from 45 miles northwest of Columbia MO to 40
miles southeast of Fayetteville AR. For a complete depiction of the
watch see the associated watch outline update (WOUS64 KWNS WOU8).


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 inch. Extreme turbulence and surface wind
gusts to 60 knots. A few cumulonimbi with maximum tops to 450. Mean
storm motion vector 24050.


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