SPC Tornado Watch 43

SPC Tornado Watch 43

WW 43 TORNADO AR IL KS MO 141830Z – 150200Z

Tornado Watch Number 43
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
130 PM CDT Thu Mar 14 2024

The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

* Tornado Watch for portions of
northwestern Arkansas
central and southern Illinois
far southeastern Kansas
southern/central/eastern Missouri

* Effective this Thursday afternoon and evening from 130 PM until
900 PM CDT.

* Primary threats include…
A few tornadoes likely
Widespread large hail and isolated very large hail events to 3
inches in diameter likely
Scattered damaging wind gusts to 70 mph possible

SUMMARY…Strong/severe thunderstorms will develop across/spread
into Missouri and northwestern Arkansas over the next one to two
hours, expanding eastward across Illinois with time. Along with
potential for tornadoes, very large hail is expected. Locally
damaging winds will also be possible, particularly as storms become
more clustered later this afternoon and this evening.

The tornado watch area is approximately along and 90 statute miles
north and south of a line from 25 miles south southwest of Joplin MO
to 10 miles east of Mattoon IL. For a complete depiction of the
watch see the associated watch outline update (WOUS64 KWNS WOU3).


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 60 knots. A few cumulonimbi with maximum tops to 500. Mean
storm motion vector 25040.


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