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Severe Thunderstorm Watch 152
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Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood Low Very Low
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
Moderate Moderate
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
Moderate Moderate

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   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   Severe Thunderstorm Watch Number 152
   NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
   1235 PM CDT Thu May 6 2021

   The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

   * Severe Thunderstorm Watch for portions of 
     Northeast Arkansas
     Southern Illinois
     Far southwest Indiana
     Western Kentucky
     Southeast Missouri
     Western Tennessee

   * Effective this Thursday afternoon and evening from 1235 PM
     until 600 PM CDT.

   * Primary threats include...
     Scattered damaging winds and isolated significant gusts to 75
       mph possible
     Scattered large hail and isolated very large hail events to 2
       inches in diameter possible

   SUMMARY...Multiple lower-topped supercells should develop within a
   cluster of thunderstorms spreading east-southeast across the
   Mid-Mississippi into the Lower Ohio Valleys. Large hail and damaging
   winds should be the primary hazards.

   The severe thunderstorm watch area is approximately along and 60
   statute miles east and west of a line from 40 miles east northeast
   of Mount Vernon IL to 35 miles east southeast of Jonesboro AR. For a
   complete depiction of the watch see the associated watch outline
   update (WOUS64 KWNS WOU2).

   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.

   &&

   AVIATION...A few severe thunderstorms with hail surface and aloft to
   2 inches. Extreme turbulence and surface wind gusts to 65 knots. A
   few cumulonimbi with maximum tops to 400. Mean storm motion vector
   29035.

   ...Grams
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