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Severe Thunderstorm Watch 276
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WW0276 Radar
Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood Low Very Low
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
High Moderate
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
High Moderate

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   SEL6

   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 
     Southern Illinois
     Southern Indiana
     Western and Central Kentucky
     Southeast Missouri
     Northern Tennessee

   * 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).

   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 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
   27035.

   ...Hart
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