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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
Severe Thunderstorm Watch Number 285
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
905 PM CDT Sat May 27 2017
The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a
* Severe Thunderstorm Watch for portions of
* Effective this Saturday night and Sunday morning from 905 PM
until 500 AM CDT.
* Primary threats include...
Scattered damaging wind gusts to 70 mph possible
Isolated very large hail events to 2 inches in diameter possible
SUMMARY...Multiple rounds of storms may move southeastward across
the region through the overnight hours, posing mainly a risk for
damaging winds and some severe hail.
The severe thunderstorm watch area is approximately along and 35
statute miles north and south of a line from 20 miles west of Muscle
Shoals AL to 90 miles east northeast of Rome GA. For a complete
depiction of the watch see the associated watch outline update
(WOUS64 KWNS WOU5).
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 276...WW 277...WW
278...WW 279...WW 280...WW 281...WW 282...WW 283...WW 284...
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 550. Mean storm motion vector