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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).
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 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