SPC Tornado Watch 201

SPC Tornado Watch 201

WW 201 TORNADO IL KY MO 080655Z – 081100Z

Tornado Watch Number 201
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
155 AM CDT Wed May 8 2024

The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

* Tornado Watch for portions of
Extreme southern Illinois
Western and west-central Kentucky
Extreme southeastern Missouri

* Effective this Wednesday morning from 155 AM until 600 AM CDT.

* Primary threats include…
A couple tornadoes possible
Isolated damaging wind gusts to 70 mph possible
Isolated large hail events to 1.5 inches in diameter possible

SUMMARY…A few more hours of severe-thunderstorm threat remains
across this region in a favorable environment for damaging gusts and
tornado potential, but messy storm modes.

The tornado watch area is approximately along and 35 statute miles
north and south of a line from 40 miles west southwest of Paducah KY
to 20 miles north northeast of Bowling Green KY. For a complete
depiction of the watch see the associated watch outline update


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…This tornado watch replaces tornado
watch number 198. Watch number 198 will not be in effect after
155 AM CDT. CONTINUE…WW 199…WW 200…

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 500. Mean
storm motion vector 29030.


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