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Severe Thunderstorm Watch 445
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WW0445 Radar
Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood Low Very Low
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
Moderate Low
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
Moderate Low

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   SEL5

   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH NUMBER 445
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   640 PM CDT MON JUL 20 2015

   THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A

   * SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF 
     NORTHEAST ARKANSAS
     SOUTHERN ILLINOIS
     SOUTHERN INDIANA
     WESTERN KENTUCKY
     SOUTHEAST MISSOURI
     NORTHWEST TENNESSEE

   * EFFECTIVE THIS MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY MORNING FROM 640 PM
     UNTIL 100 AM CDT.

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

   SUMMARY...STORMS WITH MULTICELL AND MARGINAL SUPERCELL
   CHARACTERISTICS WILL CONTINUE DEVELOPING SEWD THROUGH SERN MO...WRN
   KY...SRN IL AND IND AND EVENTUALLY INTO NWRN TN. PRIMARY THREATS
   WILL BE DAMAGING WIND AND HAIL...BUT A BRIEF TORNADO OR TWO CANNOT
   BE RULED OUT.

   THE SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 105
   STATUTE MILES EAST AND WEST OF A LINE FROM 45 MILES EAST
   NORTHEAST OF CARBONDALE ILLINOIS TO 40 MILES SOUTHEAST OF POPLAR
   BLUFF MISSOURI.  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.

   &&

   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 29025.


   ...DIAL
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