UPDATE: Severe Thunderstorm Watch until 8:00pm

WATCH270Watch issued for most of the state until 8:00pm.  Large hail and damaging winds remain primary threat.  Check text below from Storm Prediction Center.
HAIL TO 2 INCHES IN DIAMETER…THUNDERSTORM WIND GUSTS TO 70

MPH…AND DANGEROUS LIGHTNING ARE POSSIBLE IN THESE AREAS.
THE SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 80

STATUTE MILES NORTH AND SOUTH OF A LINE FROM 25 MILES SOUTH

SOUTHWEST OF DENISON IOWA TO 50 MILES NORTH NORTHEAST OF OTTUMWA

IOWA.  FOR A COMPLETE DEPICTION OF THE WATCH SEE THE ASSOCIATED

WATCH OUTLINE UPDATE (WOUS64 KWNS WOU0).
REMEMBER…A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH MEANS CONDITIONS ARE

FAVORABLE FOR 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. SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS CAN AND OCCASIONALLY

DO PRODUCE TORNADOES.
OTHER WATCH INFORMATION…CONTINUE…WW 267…WW 268…WW 269…
DISCUSSION…STRONG S/WV TROUGH AND JET MAX MOVING RAPIDLY EWD

ACROSS NEB WILL PROVIDE SHEAR AND ASCENT TO DEVELOP SEVERE

THUNDERSTORMS ACROSS WATCH AREA WHERE AIR MASS IS MODESTLY MOIST AND

UNSTABLE.  PRIMARY THREAT INITIALLY WILL BE LARGE HAIL WITH WIND

DAMAGE INCREASING DURING THE AFTERNOON AS STORMS DEVELOP UPSCALE

INTO BOWS AND LINE SEGMENTS.

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