SPC Severe Thunderstorm Watch 152

WW 152 SEVERE TSTM AR IL IN KY MO TN 061735Z – 062300Z

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Severe Thunderstorm Watch Number 152
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
1235 PM CDT Thu May 6 2021

The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

* Severe Thunderstorm Watch for portions of 
  Northeast Arkansas
  Southern Illinois
  Far southwest Indiana
  Western Kentucky
  Southeast Missouri
  Western Tennessee

* Effective this Thursday afternoon and evening from 1235 PM
  until 600 PM CDT.

* Primary threats include...
  Scattered damaging winds and isolated significant gusts to 75
    mph possible
  Scattered large hail and isolated very large hail events to 2
    inches in diameter possible

SUMMARY...Multiple lower-topped supercells should develop within a
cluster of thunderstorms spreading east-southeast across the
Mid-Mississippi into the Lower Ohio Valleys. Large hail and damaging
winds should be the primary hazards.

The severe thunderstorm watch area is approximately along and 60
statute miles east and west of a line from 40 miles east northeast
of Mount Vernon IL to 35 miles east southeast of Jonesboro AR. For a
complete depiction of the watch see the associated watch outline
update (WOUS64 KWNS WOU2).


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


AVIATION...A few severe thunderstorms with hail surface and aloft to
2 inches. Extreme turbulence and surface wind gusts to 65 knots. A
few cumulonimbi with maximum tops to 400. Mean storm motion vector


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