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Severe Thunderstorm Watch 169
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WW0169 Radar
Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood Low Very Low
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
High Low
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
Moderate Moderate

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   SEL9

   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH NUMBER 169
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   625 PM EDT WED MAY 21 2014

   THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A

   * SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF 
     SOUTHERN ILLINOIS
     SOUTHERN INDIANA
     KENTUCKY

   * EFFECTIVE THIS WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY MORNING FROM 625 PM
     UNTIL 200 AM EDT.

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

   THE SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 60
   STATUTE MILES NORTH AND SOUTH OF A LINE FROM 35 MILES WEST OF
   EVANSVILLE INDIANA TO 55 MILES NORTH OF BRISTOL TENNESSEE.  FOR A
   COMPLETE DEPICTION OF THE WATCH SEE THE ASSOCIATED WATCH OUTLINE
   UPDATE (WOUS64 KWNS WOU9).

   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 164...WW 165...WW
   166...WW 167...WW 168...

   DISCUSSION...SEVERE TSTMS ONGOING TO THE NORTH OF THE OH RIVER ARE
   EXPECTED TO ACCELERATE SEWD ACROSS WATCH AREA THIS AFTERNOON INTO
   TONIGHT. A MIXTURE OF SUPERCELLS AND BOWING STRUCTURES WILL BE
   POSSIBLE WITH THE PRIMARY HAZARDS BEING VERY LARGE HAIL AND DAMAGING
   WIND GUSTS.

   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 550. MEAN STORM
   MOTION VECTOR 32030.


   ...MEAD
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