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Severe Thunderstorm Watch 34
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Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood Very Low Very Low
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
Moderate Low
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
Low Very Low

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   SEL4

   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 
     Eastern Kentucky
     Eastern Tennessee
     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).

   PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

   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 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
   27040.

   ...Thompson
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