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Severe Thunderstorm Watch 165
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Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood Low Very Low
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
Moderate Low
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
Moderate Moderate

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   SEL5

   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
     northwestern Ohio

   * Effective this Wednesday afternoon from 555 PM until Midnight
     EDT.

   * 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
   gusts.

   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).

   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 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
   24045.

   ...Kerr
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