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Severe Thunderstorm Watch 265
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WW0265 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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   SEL5

   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   Severe Thunderstorm Watch Number 265
   NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
   245 PM EDT Wed May 24 2017

   The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

   * Severe Thunderstorm Watch for portions of 
     Florida peninsula
     Coastal Waters

   * Effective this Wednesday afternoon and evening from 245 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...Thunderstorms developing along and ahead of a convective
   outflow boundary now advancing inland off the Gulf coast are
   expected to increase in coverage and intensity across the interior
   and eastern peninsula through this evening.  Strongest activity may
   be accompanied by severe wind gusts and hail, with some risk of a
   tornado or two, mainly near Atlantic coastal areas.

   The severe thunderstorm watch area is approximately along and 60
   statute miles east and west of a line from 5 miles west of St
   Augustine FL to 20 miles southeast of Fort Meyers FL. For a complete
   depiction of the watch see the associated watch outline update
   (WOUS64 KWNS WOU5).

   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 261...WW 262...WW
   263...WW 264...

   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
   24035.

   ...Kerr
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