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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 Moderate

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   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   Severe Thunderstorm Watch Number 278
   NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
   445 PM EDT Sat May 27 2017

   The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

   * Severe Thunderstorm Watch for portions of 
     Northeast North Carolina
     Eastern Virginia
     Coastal Waters

   * Effective this Saturday afternoon and evening from 445 PM until
     1000 PM EDT.

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

   SUMMARY...Scattered thunderstorms are forming over central Virginia.
    These storms will track eastward across the watch area this
   afternoon and evening, posing a risk of locally damaging wind gusts
   and hail.

   The severe thunderstorm watch area is approximately along and 80
   statute miles north and south of a line from Lynchburg VA to 10
   miles east southeast of Norfolk VA. 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
   2 inches. Extreme turbulence and surface wind gusts to 60 knots. A
   few cumulonimbi with maximum tops to 500. Mean storm motion vector
   27030.

   ...Hart
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