The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a
* Tornado Watch for portions of
western and central Missouri
* effective this Monday afternoon and evening from 1245 PM until
1000 PM CDT.
* Primary threats include...
several tornadoes possible
numerous damaging wind gusts to 70 mph likely
several large hail events likely with a few very large hail
events to 2.5 inches in diameter possible
The Tornado Watch area is approximately along and 115 statute
miles east and west of a line from 40 miles north northeast of
Columbia Missouri to 45 miles west southwest of Joplin Missouri.
For a complete depiction of the watch see the associated watch
outline update (wous64 kwns wou0).
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 189...
Discussion... severe thunderstorms are expected to develop along a
surface cold front and remnant outflow boundary across the watch
area during the next few hours... before congealing into one or more
organized clusters later this afternoon. Before upscale growth
occurs... a few supercells are possible... accompanied by a risk for
tornadoes... in addition to large hail. Thereafter... damaging wind
gusts may become the more prominent threat.
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
500. Mean storm motion vector 24040.