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Particularly Dangerous Situation (PDS) Severe Thunderstorm Watch 280
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Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood Moderate Low
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
High High
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
Moderate Moderate

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   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   Severe Thunderstorm Watch Number 280
   NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
   515 PM CDT Sat May 27 2017

   The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

   * Severe Thunderstorm Watch for portions of 
     Southern Illinois
     Southwest Indiana
     Western and south-central Kentucky
     Far southeast Missouri
     Western and middle Tennessee

   * Effective this Saturday afternoon from 515 PM until Midnight
     CDT.

   ...THIS IS A PARTICULARLY DANGEROUS SITUATION...

   * Primary threats include...
     Widespread damaging winds expected with scattered significant
       gusts to 80 mph likely
     Scattered large hail and isolated very large hail events to 2
       inches in diameter possible
     A few tornadoes possible

   SUMMARY...A very fast-moving line of convection will continue to
   pose a risk for widespread wind damage as it races
   east-southeastward through the evening hours. A few tornadoes and
   hail will also be possible with the fast-moving squall line and/or
   other line-preceding storms.

   The severe thunderstorm watch area is approximately along and 70
   statute miles north and south of a line from 30 miles west northwest
   of Cape Girardeau MO to 55 miles east southeast of Bowling Green KY.
   For a complete depiction of the watch see the associated watch
   outline update (WOUS64 KWNS WOU0).

   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...WW 278...WW 279...

   AVIATION...A few severe thunderstorms with hail surface and aloft to
   2 inches. Extreme turbulence and surface wind gusts to 70 knots. A
   few cumulonimbi with maximum tops to 600. Mean storm motion vector
   29045.

   ...Guyer
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