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Tornado Watch 264
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Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood Moderate Low
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
Moderate Low
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
Moderate Low

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   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   Tornado Watch Number 264
   NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
   115 PM EDT Wed May 24 2017

   The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

   * Tornado Watch for portions of 
     central and eastern Kentucky
     western North Carolina
     eastern Tennessee
     southwestern Virginia

   * Effective this Wednesday afternoon and evening from 115 PM
     until 800 PM EDT.

   * Primary threats include...
     A couple tornadoes possible
     Isolated damaging wind gusts to 70 mph possible
     Isolated large hail events to 1.5 inches in diameter possible

   SUMMARY...Thunderstorms now forming near an upper disturbance over
   northern middle Tennessee are expected to increase in coverage and
   intensity through the remainder of the afternoon, while developing
   northeastward and eastward across the watch area.  Large hail and
   locally damaging wind gusts will be possible in strongest storms,
   along with a risk for tornadoes.

   The tornado watch area is approximately along and 105 statute miles
   north and south of a line from 40 miles west northwest of Crossville
   TN to 40 miles southeast of Jackson KY. For a complete depiction of
   the watch see the associated watch outline update (WOUS64 KWNS
   WOU4).

   PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

   REMEMBER...A Tornado Watch means conditions are favorable for
   tornadoes and 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.

   &&

   OTHER WATCH INFORMATION...CONTINUE...WW 261...WW 262...WW 263...

   AVIATION...Tornadoes and 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 24025.

   ...Kerr
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