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Tornado Watch 44
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WW0044 Radar
Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood Moderate Low
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
Moderate Low
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
Moderate Moderate

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   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   Tornado Watch Number 44
   NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
   720 PM CST Tue Feb 28 2017

   The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

   * Tornado Watch for portions of 
     Extreme eastern Kansas
     West-central and northern Missouri

   * Effective this Tuesday night and Wednesday morning from 720 PM
     until 100 AM CST.

   * Primary threats include...
     A couple tornadoes possible
     Isolated very large hail events to 2.5 inches in diameter
       possible
     Isolated damaging wind gusts to 70 mph possible

   SUMMARY...Thunderstorms developing near a cold front will offer
   severe hail and gusts, and an increasing tornado threat with time,
   while moving into strengthening moisture over the watch area.  See
   SPC mesoscale discussion 223 for additional/initial meteorological
   guidance.  Corrected for time zone.

   The tornado watch area is approximately along and 50 statute miles
   east and west of a line from 40 miles south southwest of Knob
   Noster MO to 25 miles north of Kirksville MO. 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 41...WW 42...WW 43...

   AVIATION...Tornadoes and a few severe thunderstorms with hail
   surface and aloft to 2.5 inches. Extreme turbulence and surface
   wind gusts to 60 knots. A few cumulonimbi with maximum tops to 
   450. Mean storm motion vector 25035.

   ...Edwards
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