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Severe Thunderstorm Watch 51
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WW0051 Radar
Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood Low Very Low
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
Moderate Low
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
Moderate Moderate

Note:  The expiration time in the watch graphic is amended if the watch is replaced, cancelled or extended.
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   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH NUMBER 51
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   955 PM EDT THU APR 9 2015

   THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A

   * SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF 
     NORTHERN INDIANA
     CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN LOWER MICHIGAN
     LAKE MICHIGAN

   * EFFECTIVE THIS THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY MORNING FROM 955 PM
     UNTIL 300 AM EDT.

   * PRIMARY THREATS INCLUDE...
     ISOLATED VERY LARGE HAIL EVENTS TO 2 INCHES IN DIAMETER POSSIBLE
     ISOLATED DAMAGING WIND GUSTS TO 70 MPH POSSIBLE

   THE SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 60
   STATUTE MILES EAST AND WEST OF A LINE FROM 75 MILES NORTH
   NORTHEAST OF MUSKEGON MICHIGAN TO 60 MILES WEST SOUTHWEST OF FORT
   WAYNE INDIANA.  FOR A COMPLETE DEPICTION OF THE WATCH SEE THE
   ASSOCIATED WATCH OUTLINE UPDATE (WOUS64 KWNS WOU1).

   PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

   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 40...WW 41...WW 42...WW
   43...WW 44...WW 45...WW 46...WW 49...WW 50...

   DISCUSSION...SCATTERED STRONG TO SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WILL TRACK
   EASTWARD INTO PARTS OF LOWER MI AND NORTHERN IND THIS EVENING. 
   DESPITE WEAKENING INSTABILITY...STRENGTHENING WINDS ALOFT WILL
   SUPPORT SOME RISK OF CONTINUED ORGANIZED STORMS AND DAMAGING
   WINDS/HAIL FOR A FEW MORE HOURS.

   AVIATION...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 24035.


   ...HART
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