SPC Severe Thunderstorm Watch 245

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WW 245 SEVERE TSTM IL MO 190915Z - 191500Z
URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED Severe Thunderstorm Watch Number 245 NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK 415 AM CDT Fri May 19 2017 The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a * Severe Thunderstorm Watch for portions of Southern Illinois Eastern Missouri * Effective this Friday morning from 415 AM until 1000 AM CDT. * Primary threats include... Isolated damaging wind gusts to 70 mph possible Isolated large hail events to 1.5 inches in diameter possible SUMMARY...A fast-moving cluster of storms will likely continue to pose a risk for isolated damaging wind gusts and some hail as it moves toward far eastern Missouri (including the St Louis Metro area) into western Illinois. The severe thunderstorm watch area is approximately along and 55 statute miles east and west of a line from 30 miles north of Alton IL to 10 miles southwest of Farmington MO. 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 244... 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 24045. ...Guyer Read more

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