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WWUS20 KWNS 261943
SPC WW 261943

Tornado Watch Number 269
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
245 PM CDT Fri May 26 2017

The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

* Tornado Watch for portions of
  Central Illinois
  West-central Indiana

* Effective this Friday afternoon and evening from 245 PM until
  800 PM CDT.

* Primary threats include...
  A couple tornadoes possible
  Scattered large hail likely with isolated very large hail events
    to 2 inches in diameter possible
  Scattered damaging wind gusts to 70 mph likely

SUMMARY...A cluster of intense thunderstorms over central Illinois
will track eastward across the watch area this afternoon, posing a
risk of large hail, damaging winds, and a few tornadoes.

The tornado watch area is approximately along and 40 statute miles
north and south of a line from 25 miles west southwest of Peoria IL
to 45 miles east northeast of Lafayette IN. For a complete depiction
of the watch see the associated watch outline update (WOUS64 KWNS


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 2 inches. Extreme turbulence and surface wind
gusts to 60 knots. A few cumulonimbi with maximum tops to 500. Mean
storm motion vector 27030.

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