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Severe Thunderstorm Watch 118
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Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood Low Very Low
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
Moderate Low
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
Low Low

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   SEL8

   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH NUMBER 118
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   945 PM EDT SAT APR 25 2015

   THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A

   * SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF 
     EASTERN TENNESSEE
     EXTREME SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA

   * EFFECTIVE THIS SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY MORNING FROM 945 PM
     UNTIL 200 AM EDT.

   * PRIMARY THREATS INCLUDE...
     SCATTERED DAMAGING WIND GUSTS TO 70 MPH POSSIBLE
     ISOLATED LARGE HAIL EVENTS TO 1.5 INCHES IN DIAMETER POSSIBLE

   SUMMARY...SUPERCELLS IN ERN KY SHOULD GRADUALLY WEAKEN OVER THE NEXT
   FEW HOURS...BUT THE STORMS WILL STILL POSE SOME HAIL/WIND RISK INTO
   SW VA THE NEXT 2-3 HOURS.  FARTHER W...THE CONVECTION OVER S CENTRAL
   KY MAY INCREASE SOME WHILE ENCOUNTERING SOMEWHAT RICHER MOISTURE IN
   NE TN.  DAMAGING WINDS AND ISOLATED LARGE HAIL WILL BE POSSIBLE WITH
   THE EXPECTED LINE OF STORMS.

   THE SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 30
   STATUTE MILES NORTH AND SOUTH OF A LINE FROM 30 MILES NORTHWEST
   OF CROSSVILLE TENNESSEE TO 15 MILES SOUTHEAST OF BRISTOL
   TENNESSEE.  FOR A COMPLETE DEPICTION OF THE WATCH SEE THE
   ASSOCIATED WATCH OUTLINE UPDATE (WOUS64 KWNS WOU8).

   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 114...WW 115...WW
   116...WW 117...

   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 450. MEAN STORM
   MOTION VECTOR 29035.


   ...THOMPSON
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