SPC Tornado Watch 72

SPC Tornado Watch 72

WW 72 TORNADO IL IN KY MO 020700Z – 021300Z

Tornado Watch Number 72
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
200 AM CDT Tue Apr 2 2024

The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

* Tornado Watch for portions of
Southern Illinois
Southwest Indiana
Western Kentucky
Southeast Missouri

* Effective this Tuesday morning from 200 AM until 800 AM CDT.

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

SUMMARY…A broken band of thunderstorms will continue to move
east-northeast across the Watch overnight into the early morning.
Severe thunderstorms capable of damaging gusts are possible, in
addition to a risk for a couple of tornadoes with the more intense
cells or line segments.

The tornado watch area is approximately along and 45 statute miles
north and south of a line from 30 miles south southwest of
Farmington MO to 40 miles northeast of Evansville IN. 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.



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 24035.


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