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Severe Thunderstorm Watch 38
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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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   SEL8

   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   Severe Thunderstorm Watch Number 38
   NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
   635 PM EST Fri Feb 24 2017

   The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

   * Severe Thunderstorm Watch for portions of 
     Southeast Indiana
     East-central Kentucky
     Western and central Ohio
     Lake Erie

   * Effective this Friday night and Saturday morning from 635 PM
     until 200 AM EST.

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

   SUMMARY...Strong to severe thunderstorms should continue to increase
   and organize through the evening hours in association with
   strengthening forcing and vertical shear ahead of a cold front and
   approaching upper-level trough.

   The severe thunderstorm watch area is approximately along and 60
   statute miles east and west of a line from 35 miles northwest of
   Cleveland OH to 60 miles south southeast of Louisville 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 37...

   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
   24040.

   ...Guyer
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