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Severe Thunderstorm Watch 151
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Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood Low Very Low
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
Moderate Low
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
Moderate Low

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   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   Severe Thunderstorm Watch Number 151
   NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
   205 PM EDT Thu Apr 20 2017

   The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

   * Severe Thunderstorm Watch for portions of 
     Northeast Indiana
     South central and southeast Lower Michigan
     Northwest Ohio
     Lake Erie

   * Effective this Thursday afternoon and evening from 205 PM until
     800 PM EDT.

   * Primary threats include...
     Scattered damaging wind gusts to 70 mph possible
     Isolated large hail events to 1.5 inches in diameter possible

   SUMMARY...Clusters of strong/severe storms will continue to develop
   through the afternoon from Indiana into southern Lower Michigan and
   northwestern Ohio.  Occasional damaging gusts and large hail will be
   the main concerns through the afternoon and into this evening.

   The severe thunderstorm watch area is approximately along and 80
   statute miles east and west of a line from 15 miles northwest of
   Detroit MI to 50 miles south southwest of Findlay OH. 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.

   &&

   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
   26030.

   ...Thompson
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