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WW 242 SEVERE TSTM AL MS TN 141850Z - 150100Z
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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
Severe Thunderstorm Watch Number 242
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
150 PM CDT Tue May 14 2024

The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

* Severe Thunderstorm Watch for portions of 
  Northwest Alabama
  Northeast Mississippi
  Western and middle Tennessee

* Effective this Tuesday afternoon and evening from 150 PM until
  800 PM CDT.

* Primary threats include...
  Isolated damaging wind gusts to 60 mph possible
  Isolated large hail events to 1.5 inches in diameter possible

SUMMARY...Scattered thunderstorms will continue to form and spread
east-northeastward from northern Mississippi and western Tennessee
toward northwest Alabama and middle Tennessee through late
afternoon/evening.  The strongest clusters and/or storms with
supercell structure will be capable of producing isolated large hail
of 1-1.5 inches in diameter and isolated damaging winds near 60 mph.

The severe thunderstorm watch area is approximately along and 65
statute miles east and west of a line from 35 miles southwest of
Muscle Shoals AL to 35 miles northwest of Nashville TN. For a
complete depiction of the watch see the associated watch outline
update (WOUS64 KWNS WOU2).

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 50 knots. A
few cumulonimbi with maximum tops to 450. Mean storm motion vector
24025.

...Thompson

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