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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
Severe Thunderstorm Watch Number 247
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
310 PM EDT Fri May 19 2017
The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a
* Severe Thunderstorm Watch for portions of
north central Kentucky
central and southern Ohio
northern West Virginia
* Effective this Friday afternoon and evening from 310 PM until
1100 PM EDT.
* Primary threats include...
Isolated damaging wind gusts to 70 mph possible
Isolated large hail events to 1.5 inches in diameter possible
A tornado or two possible
SUMMARY...A cluster of thunderstorms is expected to continue to
evolve and organize along and south of a frontal zone extending
across the region. Strongest storms may be capable of producing
severe hail, with increasing potential for damaging wind gusts
during the next several hours.
The severe thunderstorm watch area is approximately along and 60
statute miles north and south of a line from 40 miles west southwest
of Dayton OH to 40 miles northeast of Parkersburg WV. For a complete
depiction of the watch see the associated watch outline update
(WOUS64 KWNS WOU7).
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 246...
AVIATION...A few severe thunderstorms with hail surface and aloft to
1.5 inches. Extreme turbulence and surface wind gusts to 60 knots. A
few cumulonimbi with maximum tops to 500. Mean storm motion vector