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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
Severe Thunderstorm Watch Number 153
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
1245 PM CDT Sun Apr 24 2022
The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a
* Severe Thunderstorm Watch for portions of
South-central and Eastern Illinois
* Effective this Sunday afternoon and evening from 1245 PM until
700 PM CDT.
* Primary threats include...
Scattered damaging wind gusts to 70 mph possible
Isolated large hail events to 1.5 inches in diameter possible
A tornado or two possible
SUMMARY...Severe thunderstorms are expected to further develop,
initially across south-central/east-central Illinois, this
afternoon. Damaging winds are expected to be the primary risk, but a
tornado or two could also occur aside from some hail.
The severe thunderstorm watch area is approximately along and 45
statute miles east and west of a line from 55 miles north of
Danville IL to 25 miles west southwest of Salem IL. For a complete
depiction of the watch see the associated watch outline update
(WOUS64 KWNS WOU3).
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 152...
AVIATION...A few severe thunderstorms with hail surface and aloft to
1.5 inches. Extreme turbulence and surface wind gusts to 60 knots. A
few cumulonimbi with maximum tops to 450. Mean storm motion vector