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Severe Thunderstorm Watch 281
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WW0281 Radar
Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood Low Very Low
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
Moderate Low
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
Moderate Moderate

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   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH NUMBER 281
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   325 PM EDT WED JUN 11 2014

   THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A

   * SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF 
     SOUTHEAST MARYLAND
     NORTHERN NORTH CAROLINA
     VIRGINIA
     FAR EASTERN WEST VIRGINIA
     COASTAL WATERS

   * EFFECTIVE THIS WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING FROM 325 PM
     UNTIL 1000 PM EDT.

   * PRIMARY THREATS INCLUDE...
     SCATTERED DAMAGING WIND GUSTS TO 70 MPH POSSIBLE
     ISOLATED VERY LARGE HAIL EVENTS TO 2 INCHES IN DIAMETER POSSIBLE

   THE SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 75
   STATUTE MILES NORTH AND SOUTH OF A LINE FROM 20 MILES WEST
   NORTHWEST OF ROANOKE VIRGINIA TO 55 MILES EAST SOUTHEAST OF
   RICHMOND VIRGINIA.  FOR A COMPLETE DEPICTION OF THE WATCH SEE THE
   ASSOCIATED WATCH OUTLINE UPDATE (WOUS64 KWNS WOU1).

   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 279...WW 280...

   DISCUSSION...SCATTERED MULTICELL/SOME SUPERCELL STORMS WILL CONTINUE
   TO INCREASE WITHIN AN ENVIRONMENT CHARACTERIZED BY MODERATE TO
   STRONG INSTABILITY AND MODEST VERTICAL SHEAR. DAMAGING WINDS AND
   BOUTS OF LARGE HAIL ARE THE PRIMARY CONCERN.

   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 23020.


   ...GUYER
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