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Severe Thunderstorm Watch 176
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WW0176 Radar
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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   SEL6

   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH NUMBER 176
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   235 PM CDT THU MAY 22 2014

   THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A

   * SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF 
     EXTREME SOUTHERN ILLINOIS
     WESTERN KENTUCKY
     SOUTHEAST MISSOURI
     NORTHERN AND MIDDLE TENNESSEE

   * EFFECTIVE THIS THURSDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING FROM 235 PM UNTIL
     1000 PM CDT.

   * PRIMARY THREATS INCLUDE...
     SCATTERED LARGE HAIL AND ISOLATED VERY LARGE HAIL EVENTS TO 2
       INCHES IN DIAMETER POSSIBLE
     SCATTERED DAMAGING WIND GUSTS TO 70 MPH POSSIBLE

   THE SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 45
   STATUTE MILES NORTH AND SOUTH OF A LINE FROM 15 MILES SOUTH
   SOUTHWEST OF CAPE GIRARDEAU MISSOURI TO 10 MILES NORTH OF
   KNOXVILLE TENNESSEE.  FOR A COMPLETE DEPICTION OF THE WATCH SEE
   THE ASSOCIATED WATCH OUTLINE UPDATE (WOUS64 KWNS WOU6).

   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 172...WW 173...WW
   174...WW 175...

   DISCUSSION...THUNDERSTORMS ARE BEGINNING TO FORM ALONG A WEAK
   BOUNDARY EXTENDING ACROSS KY.  THESE STORMS WILL INTENSIFY AND BUILD
   SOUTHEASTWARD ACROSS THE WATCH AREA THROUGH THE AFTERNOON AND EARLY
   EVENING.  A VERY UNSTABLE AIRMASS AND SUFFICIENT WINDS ALOFT WILL
   PROMOTE A RISK OF DAMAGING WINDS AND HAIL IN THE STRONGER CELLS.

   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 500. MEAN STORM
   MOTION VECTOR 29030.


   ...HART
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