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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
Severe Thunderstorm Watch Number 432
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
355 PM EDT Sat Jul 22 2017
The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a
* Severe Thunderstorm Watch for portions of
* Effective this Saturday afternoon and evening from 355 PM until
1000 PM EDT.
* Primary threats include...
Scattered damaging wind gusts to 70 mph possible
Isolated large hail events to 1.5 inches in diameter possible
A tornado or two possible
SUMMARY...A cluster of strong to severe storms should develop and
move east-southeast across parts of southern Ohio through West
Virginia this evening. Damaging winds from strong wind gusts should
be the primary hazard.
The severe thunderstorm watch area is approximately along and 45
statute miles either side of a line from 45 miles southwest of
Columbus OH to 35 miles south of Elkins WV. For a complete depiction
of the watch see the associated watch outline update (WOUS64 KWNS
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
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