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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
Severe Thunderstorm Watch Number 277
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
410 PM EDT Sat May 27 2017
The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a
* Severe Thunderstorm Watch for portions of
Much of West Virginia
* Effective this Saturday afternoon and evening from 410 PM until
1000 PM EDT.
* Primary threats include...
Scattered large hail and isolated very large hail events to 2
inches in diameter possible
Scattered damaging wind gusts to 70 mph possible
SUMMARY...Scattered strong to severe thunderstorms will move across
the watch area this afternoon and evening, posing a risk of locally
damaging wind gusts and hail.
The severe thunderstorm watch area is approximately along and 40
statute miles north and south of a line from 30 miles northwest of
London KY to 95 miles east northeast of Charleston WV. For a
complete depiction of the watch see the associated watch outline
update (WOUS64 KWNS WOU7).
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...WW 276...
AVIATION...A few severe thunderstorms with hail surface and aloft to
2 inches. Extreme turbulence and surface wind gusts to 60 knots. A
few cumulonimbi with maximum tops to 500. Mean storm motion vector