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Severe Thunderstorm Watch 278
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WW0278 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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   SEL8

   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   Severe Thunderstorm Watch Number 278
   NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
   525 PM EDT Wed Jun 10 2020

   The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

   * Severe Thunderstorm Watch for portions of 
     Eastern Kentucky

   * Effective this Wednesday afternoon and evening from 525 PM
     until 1000 PM EDT.

   * Primary threats include...
     Scattered damaging wind gusts to 70 mph possible
     Isolated large hail events to 1.5 inches in diameter possible

   SUMMARY...Scattered thunderstorms are forming along a cold front
   moving eastward across central Kentucky.  Some increase in storm
   coverage/intensity is expected in the next few hours, and the
   stronger storms will be capable of producing damaging winds and
   isolated large hail.

   The severe thunderstorm watch area is approximately along and 40
   statute miles east and west of a line from 70 miles north of Jackson
   KY to 20 miles south southeast of London KY. For a complete
   depiction of the watch see the associated watch outline update
   (WOUS64 KWNS WOU8).

   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 275...WW 276...WW 277...

   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 500. Mean storm motion vector
   24035.

   ...Thompson
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