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Severe Thunderstorm Watch 449
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Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood Low Low
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
Moderate Low
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
Very Low Very Low

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   SEL9

   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH NUMBER 449
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   200 PM EDT WED AUG 17 2016

   THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A

   * SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF 
     PORTIONS OF NORTHWEST MARYLAND
     WESTERN VIRGINIA
     WEST VIRGINIA

   * EFFECTIVE THIS WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING FROM 200 PM
     UNTIL 800 PM EDT.

   * PRIMARY THREATS INCLUDE...
     SCATTERED DAMAGING WIND GUSTS TO 70 MPH POSSIBLE
     A TORNADO OR TWO POSSIBLE

   SUMMARY...THUNDERSTORMS WILL CONTINUE TO INCREASE IN AREAL COVERAGE
   OVER WEST VIRGINIA.  THIS ACTIVITY MAY EVOLVE INTO LINE SEGMENTS OR
   A SQUALL LINE THAT SHOULD PROGRESS INTO WESTERN MARYLAND/VIRGINIA
   LATER THIS AFTERNOON.  DAMAGING WINDS ARE THE PRIMARY THREAT.

   THE SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 60
   STATUTE MILES EAST AND WEST OF A LINE FROM 25 MILES SOUTH
   SOUTHWEST OF BECKLEY WEST VIRGINIA TO 35 MILES NORTHWEST OF
   MARTINSBURG WEST VIRGINIA.  FOR A COMPLETE DEPICTION OF THE WATCH
   SEE THE ASSOCIATED WATCH OUTLINE UPDATE (WOUS64 KWNS WOU9).

   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 INCH. EXTREME TURBULENCE AND SURFACE WIND GUSTS TO 60 KNOTS.
   A FEW CUMULONIMBI WITH MAXIMUM TOPS TO 500. MEAN STORM MOTION
   VECTOR 27030.


   ...DARROW
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