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Tornado Watch 34
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WW0034 Radar
Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood Moderate Moderate
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
Moderate Low
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
Moderate Low

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   SEL4

   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   TORNADO WATCH NUMBER 34
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   455 PM CDT THU MAR 27 2014

   THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A

   * TORNADO WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF 
     SOUTHWEST...CENTRAL...AND PARTS OF EASTERN MISSOURI

   * EFFECTIVE THIS THURSDAY AFTERNOON FROM 455 PM UNTIL MIDNIGHT
     CDT.

   * PRIMARY THREATS INCLUDE...
     SEVERAL TORNADOES WITH A FEW INTENSE TORNADOES POSSIBLE
     SEVERAL DAMAGING WIND GUSTS TO 70 MPH POSSIBLE
     SEVERAL LARGE HAIL EVENTS TO 1.5 INCHES IN DIAMETER POSSIBLE

   THE TORNADO WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 55 STATUTE
   MILES EAST AND WEST OF A LINE FROM 85 MILES NORTH NORTHEAST OF
   COLUMBIA MISSOURI TO 30 MILES SOUTH SOUTHEAST OF MONETT MISSOURI.
    FOR A COMPLETE DEPICTION OF THE WATCH SEE THE ASSOCIATED WATCH
   OUTLINE UPDATE (WOUS64 KWNS WOU4).

   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 33...

   DISCUSSION...SCTD SMALL CLUSTERS/SHORT BANDS OF SUSTAINED
   STORMS/SUPERCELLS EXPECTED TO PERSIST ALONG AND AHEAD OF COLD FRONT
   MOVING RAPIDLY E ACROSS MO THIS EVE. STRENGTH OF ASSOCIATED MID-LVL
   DISTURBANCE AND JET STREAK /70 KT WSW FLOW AT 700 MB/ SUGGEST A
   CONTINUED RISK FOR SVR HAIL...WIND...AND TORNADOES ...DESPITE ONSET
   OF DIURNAL COOLING AND EWD MOVEMENT OF COLD FRONT BEYOND LOW-LVL
   THETA-E AXIS. THE TORNADO THREAT SHOULD BE GREATEST OVER THE NEXT
   2-3 HOURS OVER CENTRAL MO...WHERE IT APPEARS THAT THE
   JUXTAPOSITIONING OF WIND AND THERMODYNAMIC ENVIRONMENTS MOST
   FAVORABLE FOR LOW-LVL MESOCYCLONES WILL EXIST.

   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 25050.


   ...CORFIDI
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