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Tornado Watch

Statement as of 1:20 PM CDT on May 24, 2015

Expires 9:00 PM EDT on May 24, 2015


The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

* Tornado Watch for portions of
much of central and eastern Missouri

* effective this Sunday afternoon and evening from 120 PM until
800 PM CDT.

* Primary threats include...
a couple tornadoes possible
isolated damaging wind gusts to 70 mph possible
isolated large hail events to 1 inch in diameter possible

Summary... a broken band of showers and thunderstorms will continue
spreading across central and eastern Missouri... while additional
thunderstorms spread north-northeastward out of Arkansas and across
the Ozark Plateau. Risk for damaging winds and a few tornadoes will
persist through the afternoon with these intensifying storms.

The Tornado Watch area is approximately along and 55 statute
miles east and west of a line from 20 miles east northeast of
Kirksville Missouri to 20 miles southwest of West Plains
Missouri. For a complete depiction of the watch see the
associated watch outline update (wous64 kwns wou3).

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.


Other watch information... continue... ww 202...

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 21035.


... Goss


Public Information Statement

Statement as of 1:21 PM CDT on May 24, 2015


... Safety rules for tornadoes...

A Tornado Watch has been issued by the National Weather Service.
In the interest of public safety, the following safety rules are
provided. Public and commercial broadcast stations serving the
affected area are asked to broadcast these safety messages
frequently while the watch is in effect.

The key to tornado survival is to be prepared and take immediate
action when a warning is issued or when you feel threatened.
Remember, the actions you take during a tornado event may save
your life and the lives of those you are responsible for.

A Tornado Watch means conditions are favorable for the
development of severe thunderstorms which can produce tornadoes
in and close to the watch area. If you are in the watch area,
keep informed of the latest weather information. These storms
can develop rapidly so there may be occasions when advance
warning is not possible.

A Tornado Warning means a tornado has been spotted or indicated
by radar, and you should take immediate action to protect
yourself and those around you.

Follow these safety rules to keep yourself safe:

(1) Mobile homes provide absolutely no protection from high
winds. If you live in a Mobile home, plan your escape to a
nearby sturdy building that will give you proper shelter. At
the first sign of an approaching storm go immediately to this
building.

(2) in homes, apartment complexes, or other small buildings,
go to the basement or to a small all-interior room on the lowest
floor like a Hall or bathroom closet. Use heavy furniture for
shelter or cover yourself with a mattress or blanket.

(3) in schools, hospitals, factories, or shopping centers,
go to designated shelter areas. Interior Halls on the lowest
levels are usually the best. Stay away from gymnasiums or
auditoriums. Avoid all outside walls and windows.

(4) never try to outrun a tornado in a vehicle. Traffic and the
layout of roads may block your escape. You should abandon cars
and trucks if a tornado approaches, and take shelter in a nearby
building.

(5) if caught in the open with no shelter nearby, find a
ditch, culvert, or other low area and lay down flat. Cover your
head with your hands for protection.


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