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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
Severe Thunderstorm Watch Number 34
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
950 PM EDT Tue Apr 3 2018
The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a
* Severe Thunderstorm Watch for portions of
Extreme southwest Virginia
Extreme southern West Virginia
* Effective this Tuesday night and Wednesday morning from 950 PM
until 300 AM EDT.
* Primary threats include...
Scattered damaging wind gusts to 70 mph possible
Isolated large hail events to 1 inch in diameter possible
SUMMARY...Thunderstorms will continue to consolidate into one or two
primary convective bands in advance of the cold front, with a
continuing threat for damaging gusts and marginally severe hail.
The severe threat should begin to diminish as the storms approach
the higher terrain and weaken overnight.
The severe thunderstorm watch area is approximately along and 60
statute miles east and west of a line from 65 miles northeast of
Jackson KY to 5 miles east southeast of Chattanooga TN. For a
complete depiction of the watch see the associated watch outline
update (WOUS64 KWNS WOU4).
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
OTHER WATCH INFORMATION...CONTINUE...WW 28...WW 29...WW 30...WW
31...WW 32...WW 33...
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 400. Mean storm motion vector