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Severe Thunderstorm Watch 164
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Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood Low Very Low
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
High Low
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
High Moderate

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   SEL4

   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH NUMBER 164
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   155 PM EDT WED MAY 21 2014

   THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A

   * SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF 
     CENTRAL INDIANA
     NORTHEAST KENTUCKY
     SOUTHERN OHIO
     WESTERN AND CENTRAL WEST VIRGINIA

   * EFFECTIVE THIS WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING FROM 155 PM
     UNTIL 900 PM EDT.

   * PRIMARY THREATS INCLUDE...
     WIDESPREAD LARGE HAIL LIKELY WITH ISOLATED VERY LARGE HAIL
       EVENTS TO 2.5 INCHES IN DIAMETER POSSIBLE
     WIDESPREAD DAMAGING WIND GUSTS TO 70 MPH LIKELY

   THE SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 65
   STATUTE MILES NORTH AND SOUTH OF A LINE FROM 20 MILES NORTH
   NORTHWEST OF TERRE HAUTE INDIANA TO 50 MILES SOUTHEAST OF
   PARKERSBURG WEST VIRGINIA.  FOR A COMPLETE DEPICTION OF THE WATCH
   SEE THE ASSOCIATED WATCH OUTLINE UPDATE (WOUS64 KWNS WOU4).

   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...THUNDERSTORMS WILL DEVELOP AND INTENSIFY THIS AFTERNOON
   OVER PARTS OF IND/OH AND TRACK EAST-SOUTHEASTWARD ACROSS THE WATCH
   AREA THROUGH EARLY EVENING.  PARAMETERS ARE FAVORABLE FOR SEVERE
   STORMS CAPABLE OF DAMAGING WINDS AND VERY LARGE HAIL.

   AVIATION...A FEW SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WITH HAIL SURFACE AND ALOFT
   TO 2.5 INCHES. EXTREME TURBULENCE AND SURFACE WIND GUSTS TO 60
   KNOTS. A FEW CUMULONIMBI WITH MAXIMUM TOPS TO 500. MEAN STORM
   MOTION VECTOR 29030.


   ...HART
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