SPC Severe Thunderstorm Watch 174



WW 174 SEVERE TSTM IN KY OH WV 172045Z – 180300Z

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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
Severe Thunderstorm Watch Number 174
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
445 PM EDT Fri May 17 2019

The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

* Severe Thunderstorm Watch for portions of 
  Southeast Indiana
  Northeast Kentucky
  Southern Ohio
  Western and Central West Virginia

* Effective this Friday afternoon and evening from 445 PM until
  1100 PM EDT.

* Primary threats include...
  Scattered damaging wind gusts to 70 mph possible
  Isolated large hail events to 1.5 inches in diameter possible

SUMMARY...Thunderstorms are intensifying over southern Ohio and
northeast Kentucky.  This activity will spread across the watch area
this afternoon and evening, posing a risk of hail and damaging wind
gusts.

The severe thunderstorm watch area is approximately along and 55
statute miles north and south of a line from 40 miles west of
Cincinnati OH to 45 miles north northeast of Beckley WV. For a
complete depiction of the watch see the associated watch outline
update (WOUS64 KWNS WOU4).

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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OTHER WATCH INFORMATION...CONTINUE...WW 171...WW 172...WW 173...

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
29035.

...Hart

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