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Severe Thunderstorm Watch 240
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WW0240 Radar
Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood Low Very Low
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
Moderate Low
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
Moderate Low

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   SEL0

   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   Severe Thunderstorm Watch Number 240
   NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
   400 PM CDT Wed May 18 2022

   The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

   * Severe Thunderstorm Watch for portions of 
     Central to eastern Kentucky

   * Effective this Wednesday afternoon and evening from 400 PM
     until 900 PM CDT.

   * Primary threats include...
     Isolated damaging wind gusts to 65 mph possible
     Isolated large hail events to 1.5 inches in diameter possible
     A tornado or two possible

   SUMMARY...Rather low confidence forecast in severe potential across
   this region, but a couple supercells might develop along the
   baroclinic zone through early evening.

   The severe thunderstorm watch area is approximately along and 45
   statute miles north and south of a line from 20 miles northwest of
   Bowling Green KY to 25 miles northeast of London KY. For a complete
   depiction of the watch see the associated watch outline update
   (WOUS64 KWNS WOU0).

   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 238...WW 239...

   AVIATION...A few severe thunderstorms with hail surface and aloft to
   1.5 inches. Extreme turbulence and surface wind gusts to 55 knots. A
   few cumulonimbi with maximum tops to 500. Mean storm motion vector
   28025.

   ...Grams
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