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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
Severe Thunderstorm Watch Number 165
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
555 PM EDT Wed Apr 26 2017
The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a
* Severe Thunderstorm Watch for portions of
central and northeastern Indiana
* Effective this Wednesday afternoon from 555 PM until Midnight
* Primary threats include...
Isolated very large hail events to 2 inches in diameter possible
Isolated damaging wind gusts to 70 mph possible
SUMMARY...An area of strong to severe thunderstorm activity is
expected to rapidly develop northeastward across the region through
mid to late evening. This likely will include much of the
Indianapolis metropolitan area by 8 pm EDT, with strongest storms
capable of producing severe hail and potentially damaging wind
The severe thunderstorm watch area is approximately along and 50
statute miles east and west of a line from 55 miles north northeast
of Fort Wayne IN to 35 miles west southwest of Indianapolis IN. For
a complete depiction of the watch see the associated watch outline
update (WOUS64 KWNS WOU5).
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
OTHER WATCH INFORMATION...CONTINUE...WW 162...WW 163...WW 164...
AVIATION...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 400. Mean storm motion vector