Tornado Watch Issued for parts of southwest Iowa

Weather

May 19th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

TORNADO WATCH NUMBER 181 NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK

150 PM CDT SUN MAY 19 2013

THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A  TORNADO WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF SOUTHWEST IOWA, CENTRAL AND EASTERN KANSAS WEST CENTRAL AND NORTHWEST MISSOURI SOUTHEAST NEBRASKA EFFECTIVE THIS SUNDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING FROM 150 PM UNTIL 1000 PM CDT. IN SOUTHWEST IOWA, THE WATCH CURRENTLY INCLUDES FREMONT AND PAGE COUNTIES.

* PRIMARY THREATS INCLUDE…

SEVERAL TORNADOES LIKELY WITH A FEW INTENSE TORNADOES POSSIBLE NUMEROUS LARGE HAIL EVENTS LIKELY WITH A FEW VERY LARGE HAIL EVENTS TO 3 INCHES IN DIAMETER POSSIBLE SEVERAL DAMAGING WIND GUSTS LIKELY WITH A FEW SIGNIFICANT GUSTS TO 80 MPH POSSIBLE THE TORNADO WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 115 STATUTE MILES EAST AND WEST OF A LINE FROM 35 MILES NORTH NORTHWEST OF FALLS CITY NEBRASKA TO 45 MILES SOUTH OF WICHITA KANSAS.

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.