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Mesoscale Discussion 343
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   Mesoscale Discussion 0343
   NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
   0900 AM CDT Tue Apr 02 2024

   Areas affected...Portions of eastern KY...extreme southern
   OH...extreme southwestern VA...and WV

   Concerning...Tornado Watch 73...

   Valid 021400Z - 021500Z

   The severe weather threat for Tornado Watch 73 continues.

   SUMMARY...A damaging wind and isolated tornado threat may continue
   into parts of West Virginia this morning. Downstream watch issuance
   will be needed.

   DISCUSSION...A small, but well organized line of thunderstorms is
   ongoing this morning across parts of eastern KY and far southern OH.
   While instability remains weak per recent mesoanalysis estimates and
   various RAP forecast soundings (around 250-500 J/kg MLCAPE), strong
   deep-layer shear of 50-60 kt will likely support continued
   convective organization as this line moves eastward into parts of WV
   and vicinity this morning. Damaging winds should remain the primary
   threat given the linear nature of the ongoing convection, but enough
   low-level shear is also present to support some risk for isolated
   tornadoes. A downstream watch will be issued shortly.

   ..Gleason/Thompson.. 04/02/2024

   ...Please see for graphic product...


   LAT...LON   37908400 38668314 38678209 38168108 37498163 37338231
               37548361 37908400 

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