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Severe Thunderstorm Watch 485
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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 485
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   125 PM EDT MON SEP 1 2014

   THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A

   * SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF 
     NORTHERN LOWER AND EASTERN UPPER MICHIGAN
     LAKE HURON
     LAKE MICHIGAN
     LAKE SUPERIOR

   * EFFECTIVE THIS MONDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING FROM 125 PM UNTIL
     600 PM EDT.

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

   THE SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 50
   STATUTE MILES EAST AND WEST OF A LINE FROM 35 MILES SOUTHWEST OF
   OSCODA MICHIGAN TO 60 MILES NORTH OF PELLSTON MICHIGAN.  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.

   &&

   DISCUSSION...A LINE OF STRONG THUNDERSTORMS OVER WESTERN LOWER MI
   WILL TRACK EASTWARD ACROSS THE WATCH AREA THIS AFTERNOON. 
   SUFFICIENT VERTICAL SHEAR AND MODERATE CAPE VALUES MAY BE SUFFICIENT
   FOR A FEW ORGANIZED STORMS CAPABLE OF DAMAGING WINDS OR A BRIEF
   TORNADO.

   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 24035.


   ...HART
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