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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
Severe Thunderstorm Watch Number 482
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
155 PM EDT Thu Jul 13 2023
The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a
* Severe Thunderstorm Watch for portions of
Extreme southeast Indiana
Extreme southwest Pennsylvania
Western and central West Virginia
* Effective this Thursday afternoon and evening from 155 PM until
900 PM EDT.
* Primary threats include...
Scattered damaging wind gusts to 70 mph likely
Scattered large hail and isolated very large hail events to 2
inches in diameter possible
A tornado or two possible
SUMMARY...Scattered severe thunderstorms will continue developing
this afternoon with a risk for damaging winds, large hail, and
perhaps a tornado or two. Thunderstorm coverage will increase by
late afternoon and this evening with damaging winds becoming the
primary severe weather hazard.
The severe thunderstorm watch area is approximately along and 75
statute miles north and south of a line from 30 miles west of
Lexington KY to 75 miles east southeast of Parkersburg WV. For a
complete depiction of the watch see the associated watch outline
update (WOUS64 KWNS WOU2).
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 481...
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