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Mesoscale Discussion 174
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   Mesoscale Discussion 0174
   NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
   0508 AM CST Wed Feb 28 2024

   Areas affected...Ohio..Western West Virginia...Central and Eastern

   Concerning...Tornado Watch 28...29...

   Valid 281108Z - 281315Z

   The severe weather threat for Tornado Watch 28, 29 continues.

   SUMMARY...A tornado threat is expected to continue over the next few
   hours across parts of central and eastern Kentucky northward into
   southeast Ohio. Weather watch issuance or a watch extension in area
   may need to be considered to the east of the current watches.

   DISCUSSION...The latest high-resolution radar imagery from
   Wilmington, Ohio has a more extensive line segment in central and
   southern Ohio, containing multiple bowing structures. A tornado was
   recently reported with a bowing segment to the west of Columbus,
   Ohio. This part of the northern line is now located to the east of
   Columbus, and is expected to continue to have a tornado threat over
   the next hour or two. The severe threat, including a potential for
   hail and wind damage, may continue after daybreak.

   Further south in parts of central and eastern Kentucky,
   high-resolution radar shows a line of strong to severe storms from
   near Vanceburg, Kentucky southwestward to near Lexington. Strong to
   severe short bowing structures are evident within the line, with
   some supercells also present. This line is expected to continue to
   hold together as it moves eastward across the remainder of eastern
   Kentucky this morning. The strong low-level shear will likely
   support an isolated tornado threat. Hail and isolated damaging winds
   will also be possible.

   ..Broyles.. 02/28/2024

   ...Please see for graphic product...


   LAT...LON   40358275 40588175 40438080 39958056 39418067 38528124
               37818199 37438299 37328369 37378438 37548473 37838474
               38078441 38428386 39128315 39808295 40358275 

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