URGENT – IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
Tornado Watch Number 710
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
125 PM CDT Fri Oct 13 2023
The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a
* Tornado Watch for portions of
Central into southeast Iowa
* Effective this Friday afternoon and evening from 125 PM until
800 PM CDT.
* Primary threats include…
A few tornadoes possible
Isolated damaging wind gusts to 60 mph possible
Isolated large hail events to 1 inch in diameter possible
SUMMARY…Scattered low-topped thunderstorms will form this
afternoon along a slow-moving front across central Iowa. The storm
environment will favor of mix of multicells and some supercells
capable of producing a few tornadoes, along with isolated marginally
severe hail and wind gusts.
The tornado watch area is approximately along and 35 statute miles
north and south of a line from 35 miles west northwest of Fort Dodge
IA to 30 miles south of Cedar Rapids IA. 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 1 inch. Extreme turbulence and surface wind
gusts to 50 knots. A few cumulonimbi with maximum tops to 350. Mean
storm motion vector 18020.