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Severe Thunderstorm Watch 278
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WW0278 Radar
Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood Low Very Low
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
Low Low
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
Low Low

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   SEL8

   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH NUMBER 278
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   710 PM EDT TUE JUN 10 2014

   THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A

   * SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF 
     NORTHEASTERN KENTUCKY
     SOUTHERN OHIO
     SOUTHWESTERN VIRGINIA
     WESTERN WEST VIRGINIA

   * EFFECTIVE THIS TUESDAY NIGHT FROM 710 PM UNTIL MIDNIGHT EDT.

   * PRIMARY THREATS INCLUDE...
     ISOLATED DAMAGING WIND GUSTS TO 70 MPH POSSIBLE
     ISOLATED LARGE HAIL EVENTS TO 1 INCH IN DIAMETER POSSIBLE
     A TORNADO OR TWO POSSIBLE

   THE SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 60
   STATUTE MILES NORTH AND SOUTH OF A LINE FROM 90 MILES WEST OF
   ATHENS OHIO TO 20 MILES SOUTH SOUTHEAST OF CHARLESTON WEST
   VIRGINIA.  FOR A COMPLETE DEPICTION OF THE WATCH SEE THE
   ASSOCIATED WATCH OUTLINE UPDATE (WOUS64 KWNS WOU8).

   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...WW 276...WW 277...

   DISCUSSION...AS A 50+ KT SOUTHWESTERLY 500 MB JET STREAK CONTINUES
   TO NOSE NORTHEASTWARD INTO AND THROUGH THE MID/UPPER OHIO VALLEY
   REGION... STRONGEST STORM DEVELOPMENT WILL SPREAD NORTH
   NORTHEASTWARD OUT OF KENTUCKY INTO PARTS OF SOUTHERN OHIO AND
   WESTERN WEST VIRGINIA... BEFORE DIMINISHING LATER THIS EVENING. 
   THERE APPEARS TO BE ENOUGH INSTABILITY...GIVEN THE STRENGTH OF THE
   VERTICAL SHEAR...TO SUPPORT A CONTINUING RISK FOR SEVERE WIND GUSTS
   THROUGH THE 02-04Z TIME FRAME.  AN ISOLATED TORNADO MAY NOT BE
   COMPLETELY OUT OF THE QUESTION...PARTICULARLY NEAR/JUST NORTH OF THE
   OHIO RIVER...BETWEEN CINCINNATI AND HUNTINGTON.

   AVIATION...A FEW SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WITH HAIL SURFACE AND ALOFT
   TO 1 INCH. EXTREME TURBULENCE AND SURFACE WIND GUSTS TO 60 KNOTS.
   A FEW CUMULONIMBI WITH MAXIMUM TOPS TO 450. MEAN STORM MOTION
   VECTOR 22035.


   ...KERR
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