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Severe Thunderstorm Watch 285
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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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   SEL5

   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 
     Northern Alabama
     Northern Georgia
     Southern Tennessee

   * 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).

   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 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
   30035.

   ...Guyer
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