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Severe Thunderstorm Watch 157
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Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood Low Very Low
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
Moderate Low
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
Low Very Low

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   SEL7

   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH NUMBER 157
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   1155 AM EDT THU MAY 15 2014

   THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A

   * SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF 
     CENTRAL MARYLAND
     CENTRAL AND EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA
     CENTRAL VIRGINIA
     EASTERN WEST VIRGINIA PANHANDLE
     COASTAL WATERS

   * EFFECTIVE THIS THURSDAY MORNING AND EVENING FROM 1155 AM UNTIL
     800 PM EDT.

   * PRIMARY THREATS INCLUDE...
     SCATTERED DAMAGING WIND GUSTS TO 70 MPH POSSIBLE
     A TORNADO OR TWO POSSIBLE

   THE SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 60
   STATUTE MILES EAST AND WEST OF A LINE FROM 10 MILES WEST
   NORTHWEST OF HAGERSTOWN MARYLAND TO 40 MILES WEST OF WILMINGTON
   NORTH CAROLINA.  FOR A COMPLETE DEPICTION OF THE WATCH SEE THE
   ASSOCIATED WATCH OUTLINE UPDATE (WOUS64 KWNS WOU7).

   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.

   &&

   DISCUSSION...A LINE OF ONGOING THUNDERSTORMS WILL INTENSIFY THIS
   AFTERNOON WHILE SHIFTING EASTWARD THROUGH THE PIEDMONT. OTHER STORMS
   MAY FORM AHEAD OF THE SQUALL LINE ACROSS THE PIEDMONT AND COASTAL
   PLAINS AS THE ENVIRONMENT BECOMES MODERATELY UNSTABLE. WIND SHEAR
   PROFILES WILL BE SUPPORTIVE OF EMBEDDED BOWING STRUCTURES AND
   SUPERCELLS CAPABLE OF DAMAGING WIND GUSTS AND PERHAPS A TORNADO OR
   TWO.

   AVIATION...A FEW SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WITH HAIL SURFACE AND ALOFT
   TO 0.5 INCH. EXTREME TURBULENCE AND SURFACE WIND GUSTS TO 60
   KNOTS. A FEW CUMULONIMBI WITH MAXIMUM TOPS TO 500. MEAN STORM
   MOTION VECTOR 21025.


   ...MEAD
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