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Severe Thunderstorm Watch 262
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WW0262 Radar
Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood Low Very Low
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
Low Low
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
Moderate Low

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   SEL2
   
   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH NUMBER 262
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   1015 PM CDT THU MAY 7 2009
   
   THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A
   SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF 
   
          SOUTHERN ILLINOIS
          WESTERN KENTUCKY
          CENTRAL TO SOUTHEAST MISSOURI
   
   EFFECTIVE THIS THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY MORNING FROM 1015 PM
   UNTIL 600 AM CDT.
   
   HAIL TO 1.5 INCHES IN DIAMETER...THUNDERSTORM WIND GUSTS TO 60
   MPH...AND DANGEROUS LIGHTNING ARE POSSIBLE IN THESE AREAS.
   
   THE SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 55
   STATUTE MILES NORTH AND SOUTH OF A LINE FROM 80 MILES WEST
   SOUTHWEST OF JEFFERSON CITY MISSOURI TO 35 MILES NORTHEAST OF
   PADUCAH KENTUCKY.  FOR A COMPLETE DEPICTION OF THE WATCH SEE THE
   ASSOCIATED WATCH OUTLINE UPDATE (WOUS64 KWNS WOU2).
   
   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 259...WW 260...WW 261...
   
   DISCUSSION...SCTD TSTMS/POSSIBLE MARGINAL SUPERCELLS EXPECTED TO
   PERSIST OVERNIGHT ALONG AXIS OF CONFLUENT AND INCREASINGLY MOIST
   WSWLY LLJ.  ACTIVITY WILL BE LOCATED ON SRN FRINGE OF MODERATE ZONAL
   MID LVL JET.  ASSOCIATED DEEP SHEAR AND WAA MAY BOOST THREAT FOR SVR
   HAIL AND POSSIBLY LOCALLY DMGG WIND WITH ANY SUSTAINED STORMS.
   
   AVIATION...A FEW SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WITH HAIL SURFACE AND ALOFT
   TO 1.5 INCHES. EXTREME TURBULENCE AND SURFACE WIND GUSTS TO 50
   KNOTS. A FEW CUMULONIMBI WITH MAXIMUM TOPS TO 500. MEAN STORM
   MOTION VECTOR 28035.
   
   
   ...CORFIDI
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