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Severe Thunderstorm Watch 163
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Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood Very Low Very Low
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
Moderate Moderate
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
Moderate Moderate

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   SEL3

   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH NUMBER 163
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   945 PM EDT TUE MAY 20 2014

   THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A

   * SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF 
     NORTHERN INDIANA
     SOUTHERN LOWER MICHIGAN
     NORTHWESTERN OHIO
     LAKE MICHIGAN

   * EFFECTIVE THIS TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY MORNING FROM 945 PM
     UNTIL 500 AM EDT.

   * PRIMARY THREATS INCLUDE...
     SCATTERED DAMAGING WINDS AND ISOLATED SIGNIFICANT GUSTS TO 75
       MPH POSSIBLE
     ISOLATED VERY LARGE HAIL EVENTS TO 2.5 INCHES IN DIAMETER
       POSSIBLE

   THE SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 60
   STATUTE MILES EITHER SIDE OF A LINE FROM 20 MILES WEST OF SOUTH
   BEND INDIANA TO 60 MILES EAST NORTHEAST OF FORT WAYNE INDIANA. 
   FOR A COMPLETE DEPICTION OF THE WATCH SEE THE ASSOCIATED WATCH
   OUTLINE UPDATE (WOUS64 KWNS WOU3).

   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 160...WW 161...WW 162...

   DISCUSSION...PRIMARY COMPLEX OF SVR TSTMS INITIALLY OVER CHICAGO
   METRO AREA IS EXPECTED TO MOVE EWD TO ESEWD OUT OF WW 161 AND ACROSS
   NEW WW THROUGH REMAINDER EVENING.  SOME UPSCALE COLD-POOL GROWTH AND
   RESULTANT ENHANCEMENT TO WIND-DAMAGE POTENTIAL IS POSSIBLE...IN
   ADDITION TO LARGE-HAIL THREAT ALREADY REALIZED DURING PAST COUPLE
   HOURS.  REF MESOSCALE DISCUSSION 628 FOR MORE INITIAL DETAILS.  SVR
   HAIL AND STG/DAMAGING GUSTS ALSO ARE POSSIBLE WITH ANY CONVECTION
   THAT SURVIVES ITS TREK OVER SRN-LM STABLE LAYER.

   AVIATION...A FEW SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WITH HAIL SURFACE AND ALOFT
   TO 2.5 INCHES. EXTREME TURBULENCE AND SURFACE WIND GUSTS TO 65
   KNOTS. A FEW CUMULONIMBI WITH MAXIMUM TOPS TO 500. MEAN STORM
   MOTION VECTOR 28035.


   ...EDWARDS
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