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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
Severe Thunderstorm Watch Number 276
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
135 PM CDT Sat May 27 2017
The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a
* Severe Thunderstorm Watch for portions of
Western and Central Kentucky
* Effective this Saturday afternoon and evening from 135 PM until
900 PM CDT.
* Primary threats include...
Widespread damaging winds likely with isolated significant gusts
to 80 mph possible
Scattered large hail likely with isolated very large hail events
to 2.5 inches in diameter possible
A tornado or two possible
SUMMARY...Scattered thunderstorms are forming across the watch area
this afternoon, while other and more intense storms move in from
Missouri. Large hail and damaging winds are possible with the
biggest storms. The risk of widespread damaging winds will develop
later today over parts of the area.
The severe thunderstorm watch area is approximately along and 85
statute miles north and south of a line from 45 miles west of Cape
Girardeau MO to 15 miles north of London KY. For a complete
depiction of the watch see the associated watch outline update
(WOUS64 KWNS WOU6).
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 275...
AVIATION...A few severe thunderstorms with hail surface and aloft to
2.5 inches. Extreme turbulence and surface wind gusts to 70 knots. A
few cumulonimbi with maximum tops to 500. Mean storm motion vector