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WW 268 SEVERE TSTM MI LM 202040Z - 210200Z
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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
Severe Thunderstorm Watch Number 268
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
440 PM EDT Mon May 20 2024

The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

* Severe Thunderstorm Watch for portions of 
  Western and Central Lower Michigan
  Lake Michigan

* Effective this Monday afternoon and evening from 440 PM until
  1000 PM EDT.

* Primary threats include...
  Isolated damaging wind gusts to 65 mph possible
  Isolated large hail events to 1.5 inches in diameter possible

SUMMARY...Thunderstorms currently moving across Lake Michigan will
spread into Lower Michigan soon.  A few of the storms may pose a
risk of locally damaging wind gusts and hail through early evening.

The severe thunderstorm watch area is approximately along and 55
statute miles east and west of a line from 55 miles northeast of
Muskegon MI to 15 miles southeast of Kalamazoo MI. 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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OTHER WATCH INFORMATION...CONTINUE...WW 267...

AVIATION...A few severe thunderstorms with hail surface and aloft to
1.5 inches. Extreme turbulence and surface wind gusts to 55 knots. A
few cumulonimbi with maximum tops to 500. Mean storm motion vector
25030.

...Hart

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