SPC Severe Thunderstorm Watch 247

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WW 247 SEVERE TSTM IN KY OH PA WV 191910Z - 200300Z
URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED Severe Thunderstorm Watch Number 247 NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK 310 PM EDT Fri May 19 2017 The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a * Severe Thunderstorm Watch for portions of southeastern Indiana north central Kentucky central and southern Ohio southwestern Pennsylvania northern West Virginia * Effective this Friday afternoon and evening from 310 PM until 1100 PM EDT. * Primary threats include... Isolated damaging wind gusts to 70 mph possible Isolated large hail events to 1.5 inches in diameter possible A tornado or two possible SUMMARY...A cluster of thunderstorms is expected to continue to evolve and organize along and south of a frontal zone extending across the region. Strongest storms may be capable of producing severe hail, with increasing potential for damaging wind gusts during the next several hours. The severe thunderstorm watch area is approximately along and 60 statute miles north and south of a line from 40 miles west southwest of Dayton OH to 40 miles northeast of Parkersburg WV. For a complete depiction of the watch see the associated watch outline update (WOUS64 KWNS WOU7). 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 246... 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 27035. ...Kerr Read more

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