SPC Tornado Watch 205

SPC Tornado Watch 205

WW 205 TORNADO KS MO 081655Z – 090000Z

Tornado Watch Number 205
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
1155 AM CDT Wed May 8 2024

The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

* Tornado Watch for portions of
Extreme southeast Kansas
Southern Missouri

* Effective this Wednesday morning and evening from 1155 AM until
700 PM CDT.

* Primary threats include…
A few tornadoes and a couple intense tornadoes possible
Scattered damaging winds and isolated significant gusts to 75
mph likely
Scattered large hail and isolated very large hail events to 3
inches in diameter likely

SUMMARY…Scattered supercell development is expected this afternoon
along and south of a slow-moving outflow boundary in Missouri. The
storm environment will be most favorable for tornadoes close to the
stalling outflow boundary, where an isolated strong (EF2+) tornado
will be possible. Otherwise, very large hail of 2-3 inches in
diameter will be possible with the supercells, and the potential for
damaging gusts up to 75 mph will increase with any upscale growth
into clusters.

The tornado watch area is approximately along and 50 statute miles
north and south of a line from 20 miles west northwest of Joplin MO
to 45 miles northeast of West Plains MO. For a complete depiction of
the watch see the associated watch outline update (WOUS64 KWNS


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.



AVIATION…Tornadoes and a few severe thunderstorms with hail
surface and aloft to 3 inches. Extreme turbulence and surface wind
gusts to 65 knots. A few cumulonimbi with maximum tops to 550. Mean
storm motion vector 27030.


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