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Severe Thunderstorm Watch 323
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WW0323 Radar
Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood Low Very Low
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
Moderate Very Low
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
Low Low

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   SEL3

   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH NUMBER 323
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   320 PM EDT SUN JUN 21 2015

   THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A

   * SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF 
     EASTERN KENTUCKY
     WESTERN VIRGINIA
     SOUTHERN WEST VIRGINIA

   * EFFECTIVE THIS SUNDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING FROM 320 PM UNTIL
     800 PM EDT.

   * PRIMARY THREATS INCLUDE...
     SCATTERED DAMAGING WIND GUSTS TO 70 MPH POSSIBLE
     ISOLATED LARGE HAIL EVENTS TO 1.5 INCHES IN DIAMETER POSSIBLE

   SUMMARY...THUNDERSTORMS DEVELOPING ALONG WEAK OUTFLOW BOUNDARY FROM
   SOUTHERN WV WEST ACROSS KY WILL TAP STRONG INSTABILITY AND INTENSIFY
   THROUGH THE LATE AFTERNOON. NORTHWESTERLY MID-LEVEL FLOW OF 30-35KT
   WILL CONTRIBUTE TO SUFFICIENT SHEAR FOR SOME STORM
   ORGANIZATION/PERSISTENCE WITH STORM CLUSTERS AND LINE SEGMENTS
   POSING PRIMARILY A RISK OF STRONG TO DAMAGING WINDS.

   THE SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 35
   STATUTE MILES NORTH AND SOUTH OF A LINE FROM 15 MILES NORTH
   NORTHWEST OF BOWLING GREEN KENTUCKY TO 45 MILES NORTHEAST OF
   ROANOKE VIRGINIA.  FOR A COMPLETE DEPICTION OF THE WATCH SEE THE
   ASSOCIATED WATCH OUTLINE UPDATE (WOUS64 KWNS WOU3).

   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 322...

   AVIATION...A FEW SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WITH HAIL SURFACE AND ALOFT
   TO 1.5 INCHES. EXTREME TURBULENCE AND SURFACE WIND GUSTS TO 60
   KNOTS. A FEW CUMULONIMBI WITH MAXIMUM TOPS TO 500. MEAN STORM
   MOTION VECTOR 28025.


   ...CARBIN
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