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Tornado Watch 155
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WW0155 Radar
Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood Moderate Low
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
Moderate Low
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
Moderate Moderate

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   SEL5

   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   TORNADO WATCH NUMBER 155
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   125 PM EDT WED MAY 14 2014

   THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A

   * TORNADO WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF 
     FAR SOUTHEAST INDIANA
     NORTHEAST KENTUCKY
     OHIO
     WESTERN WEST VIRGINIA
     LAKE ERIE

   * EFFECTIVE THIS WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING FROM 125 PM
     UNTIL 900 PM EDT.

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

   THE TORNADO WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 75 STATUTE
   MILES EAST AND WEST OF A LINE FROM 45 MILES SOUTH SOUTHEAST OF
   CINCINNATI OHIO TO 25 MILES NORTHEAST OF CLEVELAND OHIO.  FOR A
   COMPLETE DEPICTION OF THE WATCH SEE THE ASSOCIATED WATCH OUTLINE
   UPDATE (WOUS64 KWNS WOU5).

   PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

   REMEMBER...A TORNADO WATCH MEANS CONDITIONS ARE FAVORABLE FOR
   TORNADOES AND 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.

   &&

   OTHER WATCH INFORMATION...CONTINUE...WW 153...WW 154...

   DISCUSSION...THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED TO INCREASE IN COVERAGE AND
   INTENSITY THIS AFTERNOON ALONG AND EAST OF A SW-NE-ORIENTED
   QUASI-STATIONARY FRONT SITUATED OVER CENTRAL PARTS OF KY/OH.
   HERE...THE COMBINATION OF A MOIST AND MODERATELY UNSTABLE AIR MASS
   /I.E. MLCAPE OF 1000-2000 J PER KG/ AND STRENGTHENING LOW-LEVEL AND
   DEEP-LAYER SHEAR ENVIRONMENT SUGGESTS THE POTENTIAL FOR SUPERCELLS
   CAPABLE OF LARGE HAIL...DAMAGING WINDS AND A FEW TORNADOES.

   AVIATION...TORNADOES AND 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 23030.


   ...MEAD
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