SPC Severe Thunderstorm Watch 125

SPC Severe Thunderstorm Watch 125

WW 125 SEVERE TSTM IL KS MO 181755Z – 190100Z

Severe Thunderstorm Watch Number 125
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
1255 PM CDT Thu Apr 18 2024

The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

* Severe Thunderstorm Watch for portions of
Central and Southern Illinois
Extreme Southeast Kansas
Central and Southern Missouri

* Effective this Thursday afternoon and evening from 1255 PM
until 800 PM CDT.

* Primary threats include…
Scattered large hail and isolated very large hail events to 2
inches in diameter likely
Scattered damaging wind gusts to 70 mph likely
A tornado or two possible

SUMMARY…Thunderstorm coverage and intensity is expected to
increase over the next few hours along and ahead of a cold front
moving southeastward through the region. Environmental conditions
support strong to severe storms. Storms along the front will likely
grow into a convective line, with damaging gusts from 45 to 65 mph
as the primary hazard. More cellular development is possible ahead
of the line, with large hail up to 2″ in diameter as the primary
hazard. A tornado or two is also possible, particularly within
intense portions of the convective line.

The severe thunderstorm watch area is approximately along and 70
statute miles north and south of a line from 20 miles north
northwest of Joplin MO to 20 miles east southeast of Salem IL. For a
complete depiction of the watch see the associated watch outline
update (WOUS64 KWNS WOU5).


REMEMBER…A Severe Thunderstorm Watch means conditions are
favorable for 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. Severe thunderstorms can and occasionally do produce


AVIATION…A few severe thunderstorms with hail surface and aloft to
2 inches. Extreme turbulence and surface wind gusts to 60 knots. A
few cumulonimbi with maximum tops to 500. Mean storm motion vector


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