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Mesoscale Discussion 232
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   Mesoscale Discussion 0232
   NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
   1216 AM CST Wed Mar 01 2017

   Areas affected...Portions of southwestern and central Missouri

   Concerning...Tornado Watch 47...

   Valid 010616Z - 010745Z

   The severe weather threat for Tornado Watch 47 continues.

   SUMMARY...Severe thunderstorms will progress eastward across Watch
   47 through the overnight hours, with a continuing threat for
   damaging winds and a couple tornadoes.

   DISCUSSION...The composite cold front/outflow boundary has begun to
   accelerate east/southeast across northern portions of Tornado Watch
   47 early this morning. While several updrafts have become rooted
   over top of the cold pool, a few cells remain rooted along/near the
   surface boundary. KSGF VWP data recently sampled southwesterly flow
   around 60-70 kts at 1 km above ground level, with a fairly
   uni-directional wind profile at low/mid levels. In turn, small
   bowing structures should continue advancing east/northeastward
   across Watch 47, with an attendant threat for damaging winds with
   any near-surface-based parcels. Additionally, strong 0-1-km shear
   could still favor a tornado or two within any embedded supercell
   structures as storms advance to the east.

   ..Picca.. 03/01/2017


   ATTN...WFO...PAH...LSX...SGF...TSA...

   LAT...LON   37129488 37669414 38559288 38659176 38809083 38569042
               37879032 37249080 36859161 36809296 36829470 37129488 

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