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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
* 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
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.