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SPC Severe Thunderstorm Watch 26

WW 26 SEVERE TSTM IN KY OH 191855Z – 200000Z

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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
Severe Thunderstorm Watch Number 26
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
155 PM EST Thu Jan 19 2023

The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

* Severe Thunderstorm Watch for portions of 
  Eastern Indiana
  Far northern Kentucky
  Western Ohio

* Effective this Thursday afternoon and evening from 155 PM until
  700 PM EST.

* Primary threats include...
  Scattered damaging winds likely with isolated significant gusts
    to 80 mph possible
  Isolated large hail events to 1 inch in diameter possible
  A tornado or two possible

SUMMARY...Low-topped convection should intensify and develop into a
broken band of thunderstorms across eastern Indiana and far northern
Kentucky, then quickly move east across western Ohio. Damaging winds
will be the primary hazard.

The severe thunderstorm watch area is approximately along and 70
statute miles north and south of a line from 45 miles south of
Muncie IN to 30 miles south of Mansfield OH. For a complete
depiction of the watch see the associated watch outline update
(WOUS64 KWNS WOU6).

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 inch. Extreme turbulence and surface wind gusts to 70 knots. A few
cumulonimbi with maximum tops to 300. Mean storm motion vector
24055.

...Grams

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