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Severe Thunderstorm Watch 254
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WW0254 Radar
Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood Low Very Low
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
Moderate Low
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
Moderate Low

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   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   Severe Thunderstorm Watch Number 254
   NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
   320 PM CDT Sat May 20 2017

   The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

   * Severe Thunderstorm Watch for portions of 
     Southern Indiana
     Central Kentucky
     Middle Tennessee

   * Effective this Saturday afternoon and evening from 320 PM until
     1000 PM CDT.

   * Primary threats include...
     Scattered damaging wind gusts to 65 mph possible
     Isolated large hail events to 1.5 inches in diameter possible
     A tornado or two possible

   SUMMARY...A line of strong storms is moving slowly eastward from
   southern Indiana into middle Tennessee.  Some storms are expected to
   intensify into the evening hours as they move into a very warm and
   moist air mass.  A few damaging wind gusts and occasional hail are
   the primary threats.

   The severe thunderstorm watch area is approximately along and 45
   statute miles east and west of a line from 35 miles north northwest
   of Louisville KY to 55 miles south of Nashville TN. For a complete
   depiction of the watch see the associated watch outline update
   (WOUS64 KWNS WOU4).

   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 253...

   AVIATION...A few severe thunderstorms with hail surface and aloft to
   1.5 inches. Extreme turbulence and surface wind gusts to 55 knots. A
   few cumulonimbi with maximum tops to 500. Mean storm motion vector
   20030.

   ...Weiss
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