SPC Severe Thunderstorm Watch 168



WW 168 SEVERE TSTM IL IN 161750Z – 162300Z

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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
Severe Thunderstorm Watch Number 168
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
1250 PM CDT Thu May 16 2019

The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

* Severe Thunderstorm Watch for portions of 
  East-central and northeast Illinois
  West-central and northwest Indiana

* Effective this Thursday afternoon and evening from 1250 PM
  until 600 PM CDT.

* Primary threats include...
  Scattered 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 small linear bowing cluster may continue southeast along
the Illinois and Indiana border region this afternoon. Damaging wind
gusts and severe hail are the primary hazards, although a brief
tornado or two is also possible.

The severe thunderstorm watch area is approximately along and 65
statute miles east and west of a line from 35 miles west northwest
of Valparaiso IN to 30 miles south southeast of Danville IL. 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.

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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 550. Mean storm motion vector
32030.

...Grams

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