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Severe Thunderstorm Watch 45
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WW0045 Radar
Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood Low Very Low
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
Low Low
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
Moderate Moderate

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   SEL5

   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH NUMBER 45
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   835 PM CDT TUE MAR 15 2016

   THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A

   * SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF 
     NORTHEASTERN ILLINOIS
     NORTHERN INDIANA
     EXTREME SOUTHWESTERN LOWER MICHIGAN
     LAKE MICHIGAN

   * EFFECTIVE THIS TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY MORNING FROM 835 PM
     UNTIL 300 AM CDT.

   * 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

   SUMMARY...A BAND OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS...WITH A FEW EMBEDDED
   SUPERCELLS AND BOW ECHOES...WILL OFFER A RISK FOR DAMAGING WIND IN
   THE WESTERN AND SOUTHERN PARTS OF THE WATCH AREA OVER A SLIVER OF
   NORTHEASTERN ILLINOIS.  LARGE HAIL IS POSSIBLE ANYWHERE IN THE WATCH
   INCLUDING THE CHICAGO AREA...SOUTHERN LAKE MICHIGAN AND NORTHWESTERN
   INDIANA.

   THE SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 60
   STATUTE MILES EITHER SIDE OF A LINE FROM 70 MILES SOUTH SOUTHWEST
   OF VALPARAISO INDIANA TO 60 MILES WEST NORTHWEST OF BENTON HARBOR
   MICHIGAN.  FOR A COMPLETE DEPICTION OF THE WATCH SEE THE
   ASSOCIATED WATCH OUTLINE UPDATE (WOUS64 KWNS WOU5).

   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 44...

   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 450. MEAN STORM
   MOTION VECTOR 24030.


   ...EDWARDS
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