WXALERT: Thunderstorm Watch Until 11:00 AM

Untitled The Storm Prediction Center in Norman, OK has issued a new Severe Thunderstorm Watch in effect for northern of Iowa until 11:00 AM.  A fast moving line of thunderstorms is moving across the state with the threat of damaging winds.

Here is a look at the raw text from the Storm Prediction Center.

HAIL TO 1.5 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 50 STATUTE MILES NORTH AND SOUTH OF A LINE FROM 35 MILES WEST NORTHWEST OF FORT DODGE IOWA TO 25 MILES NORTHEAST OF WATERLOO 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 457WW 458WW 459… DISCUSSION…MATURE MCS/BOW MOVING GENERALLY EWD AT 50KT INTO NWRN IA ATTM. FAVORABLE LARGE SCALE SUPPORT IN THE FORM OF A LOW-AMPLITUDE SHORT WAVE TROUGH…AND ABUNDANT WARM/MOIST AIR STREAMING INTO THE AREA ON 50-60KT LLJ…SHOULD MAINTAIN THE THREAT FOR WIND DAMAGE ALONG THE LEADING EDGE OF THE BOW AS IT TRACKS ACROSS NRN IA OVER THE NEXT COUPLE OF HOURS. AVIATION…A FEW SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WITH HAIL SURFACE AND ALOFT TO 1.5 INCHES. EXTREME TURBULENCE AND SURFACE WIND GUSTS TO 60 KNOTS. A FEW CUMULONIMBI WITH MAXIMUM TOPS TO 550. MEAN STORM MOTION VECTOR 27045.

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