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EXPIRED Tornado Watch #0551 for Southern Illinois, Western Kentucky, Southeast Missouri
  • A couple tornadoes possible
  • Scattered damaging wind gusts to 70 mph possible
  • Isolated large hail events to 1 inch in diameter possible

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EXPIRED Tornado Watch #0551

Locations Affected

  • Southern Illinois
  • Western Kentucky
  • Southeast Missouri
  • Tornado Watch Summary

    A loose clustering of storms/embedded supercells may continue to pose a severe wind/hail and tornado risk late this evening, with additional storms, mostly in the form of a convective line, expected to move into the region through the early overnight. Severe environment is supported by very strong shear/SRH and modest instability.

    Severe Weather Threats

  • A couple tornadoes possible
  • Scattered damaging wind gusts to 70 mph possible
  • Isolated large hail events to 1 inch in diameter possible
  • Tornado Watch Details

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    URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
    Tornado Watch Number 551
    NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
    900 PM CST Sun Dec 5 2021
    
    The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a
    
    * Tornado Watch for portions of 
      Southern Illinois
      Western Kentucky
      Southeast Missouri
    
    * Effective this Sunday night and Monday morning from 900 PM
      until 400 AM CST.
    
    * Primary threats include...
      A couple tornadoes possible
      Scattered damaging wind gusts to 70 mph possible
      Isolated large hail events to 1 inch in diameter possible
    
    SUMMARY...A loose clustering of storms/embedded supercells may
    continue to pose a severe wind/hail and tornado risk late this
    evening, with additional storms, mostly in the form of a convective
    line, expected to move into the region through the early overnight.
    Severe environment is supported by very strong shear/SRH and modest
    instability.
    
    The tornado watch area is approximately along and 45 statute miles
    north and south of a line from 40 miles west northwest of Poplar
    Bluff MO to 30 miles south of Owensboro KY. For a complete depiction
    of the watch see the associated watch outline update (WOUS64 KWNS
    WOU1).
    
    PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...
    
    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 60 knots. A few cumulonimbi with maximum tops to 500. Mean
    storm motion vector 26035.
    
    ...Guyer

    National Risk Overview

    Tuesday, December 7
    TORNADO: low
    HAIL: low
    WIND: low
    Wednesday, December 8
    TORNADO: low
    HAIL: low
    WIND: low
    Thursday, December 9
    ANY SEVERE: low
    Friday, December 10
    ANY SEVERE: low / uncertain
    Saturday, December 11
    ANY SEVERE: low / uncertain
    Sunday, December 12
    ANY SEVERE: low / uncertain
    Monday, December 13
    ANY SEVERE: low / uncertain

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