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Tornado Watch 31
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WW0031 Radar
Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood Moderate Low
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
High Moderate
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
Moderate Low

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   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   Tornado Watch Number 31
   NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
   730 PM EDT Tue Apr 3 2018

   The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

   * Tornado Watch for portions of 
     Central and southeast Indiana
     Central Kentucky
     Southwest Ohio

   * Effective this Tuesday night and Wednesday morning from 730 PM
     until 100 AM EDT.

   * Primary threats include...
     A few tornadoes possible
     Widespread damaging winds likely with isolated significant gusts
       to 75 mph possible
     Scattered large hail events to 1.5 inches in diameter possible

   SUMMARY...Bands of strong-severe storms will continue to move across
   Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana into tonight, in advance of a cold front
   moving eastward from Illinois.  A few tornadoes will be possible
   with both pre-frontal supercells, as well as with circulations
   embedded in what may become a more solid line later this evening. 
   Otherwise, damaging winds and large hail can be expected with the
   stronger storms.

   The tornado watch area is approximately along and 80 statute miles
   east and west of a line from 35 miles east northeast of Dayton OH to
   20 miles south of Bowling Green KY. For a complete depiction of the
   watch see the associated watch outline update (WOUS64 KWNS WOU1).

   PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

   REMEMBER...A Tornado Watch means conditions are favorable for
   tornadoes and 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.

   &&

   OTHER WATCH INFORMATION...This tornado watch replaces tornado
   watch number 26. Watch number 26 will not be in effect after 730
   PM EDT. CONTINUE...WW 27...WW 28...WW 29...WW 30...

   AVIATION...Tornadoes and a few severe thunderstorms with hail
   surface and aloft to 1.5 inches. Extreme turbulence and surface wind
   gusts to 65 knots. A few cumulonimbi with maximum tops to 450. Mean
   storm motion vector 26045.

   ...Thompson
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