Tornado Watch issued for part of SW IA

Weather

May 29th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

WS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
 335 PM CDT WED MAY 29 2013

THE SEVERE STORMS PREDICTION CENTER IN NORMAN, OK., HAS ISSUED A TORNADO WATCH #243) IN EFFECT UNTIL 11-P.M. CDT WED., MAY 29TH, FOR THE FOLLOWING COUNTIES IN SOUTHWEST IA : FREMONT AND MILLS.

* TORNADO WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF
   FAR SOUTHWEST IOWA
   NORTHEAST KANSAS
   SOUTHEAST NEBRASKA
 
 * EFFECTIVE THIS WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING FROM 335 PM
   UNTIL 1100 PM CDT.
 
 * PRIMARY THREATS INCLUDE…
   SEVERAL TORNADOES POSSIBLE
   SEVERAL LARGE HAIL EVENTS WITH A FEW VERY LARGE HAIL EVENTS TO 2
     INCHES IN DIAMETER POSSIBLE
   SEVERAL DAMAGING WIND GUSTS TO 70 MPH POSSIBLE
 
 THE TORNADO WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 65 STATUTE
 MILES EAST AND WEST OF A LINE FROM 40 MILES EAST SOUTHEAST OF
 SALINA KANSAS TO 20 MILES NORTHEAST OF LINCOLN NEBRASKA.  

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.