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Severe Thunderstorm Watch 183
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Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood Low Very Low
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
Moderate Low
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
Moderate Moderate

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   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   Severe Thunderstorm Watch Number 183
   NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
   235 PM CDT Thu May 5 2022

   The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

   * Severe Thunderstorm Watch for portions of 
     Northwest Alabama
     South-central Kentucky
     Middle Tennessee

   * Effective this Thursday afternoon and evening from 235 PM until
     900 PM CDT.

   * Primary threats include...
     Scattered damaging wind gusts to 70 mph possible
     Isolated very large hail events to 2 inches in diameter possible
     A tornado or two possible

   SUMMARY...Scattered thunderstorms are forecast to continue to
   develop and intensify during the afternoon and persist into the
   evening.  A few supercells and line segments will be capable of
   mainly a risk for damaging gusts and large hail.

   The severe thunderstorm watch area is approximately along and 55
   statute miles east and west of a line from 35 miles north northeast
   of Bowling Green KY to 40 miles west southwest of Muscle Shoals AL.
   For a complete depiction of the watch see the associated watch
   outline update (WOUS64 KWNS WOU3).

   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 181...WW 182...

   AVIATION...A few severe thunderstorms with hail surface and aloft to
   2 inches. Extreme turbulence and surface wind gusts to 60 knots. A
   few cumulonimbi with maximum tops to 500. Mean storm motion vector
   24035.

   ...Smith/Hart
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