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Severe Thunderstorm Watch 188
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Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood Low Very Low
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
Moderate Moderate
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
Low Very Low

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   SEL8
   
   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH NUMBER 188...RESENT
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   440 PM EDT SAT APR 23 2011
   
   THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A
   SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF 
   
          EXTREME EASTERN KENTUCKY
          SOUTHERN OHIO
          WESTERN AND CENTRAL WEST VIRGINIA
   
   EFFECTIVE THIS SATURDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING FROM 440 PM UNTIL
   900 PM EDT.
   
   HAIL TO 1 INCH IN DIAMETER...THUNDERSTORM WIND GUSTS TO 70
   MPH...AND DANGEROUS LIGHTNING ARE POSSIBLE IN THESE AREAS.
   
   THE SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 40
   STATUTE MILES NORTH AND SOUTH OF A LINE FROM 35 MILES WEST
   NORTHWEST OF HUNTINGTON WEST VIRGINIA TO 65 MILES EAST SOUTHEAST
   OF PARKERSBURG WEST VIRGINIA.  FOR A COMPLETE DEPICTION OF THE
   WATCH SEE THE ASSOCIATED WATCH OUTLINE UPDATE (WOUS64 KWNS WOU8).
   
   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.
   
   OTHER WATCH INFORMATION...CONTINUE...WW 186...WW 187...
   
   DISCUSSION...A CLUSTER OF INTENSE THUNDERSTORMS OVER SOUTH CENTRAL
   OH WILL TRACK EASTWARD ACROSS THE WATCH AREA THIS AFTERNOON. 
   DESPITE RATHER WEAK INSTABILITY...STRONG WESTERLY WINDS ALOFT AND
   MESOSCALE ORGANIZATION OF CONVECTION SUGGEST A THREAT OF LOCALLY
   DAMAGING WINDS AND PERHAPS HAIL.
   
   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 450. MEAN STORM MOTION
   VECTOR 26040.
   
   
   ...HART
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