Wednesday, May 24, 2017

SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH FOR A PORTION OF FLORIDA INCLUDES BROWARD COUNTY

SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH FOR A PORTION OF FLORIDA INCLUDES BROWARD COUNTY!
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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
Severe Thunderstorm Watch Number 265
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
245 PM EDT Wed May 24 2017
The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a
* Severe Thunderstorm Watch for portions of
Florida peninsula
Coastal Waters
* Effective this Wednesday afternoon and evening from 245 PM
until 1100 PM EDT.
* Primary threats include...
Isolated damaging wind gusts to 70 mph possible
Isolated large hail events to 1.5 inches in diameter possible
A tornado or two possible
SUMMARY...Thunderstorms developing along and ahead of a convective
outflow boundary now advancing inland off the Gulf coast are
expected to increase in coverage and intensity across the interior
and eastern peninsula through this evening. Strongest activity may
be accompanied by severe wind gusts and hail, with some risk of a
tornado or two, mainly near Atlantic coastal areas.
The severe thunderstorm watch area is approximately along and 60
statute miles east and west of a line from 5 miles west of St
Augustine FL to 20 miles southeast of Fort Meyers FL. For a complete
depiction of the watch see the associated watch outline update
(WOUS64 KWNS WOU5).
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.
&&
OTHER WATCH INFORMATION...CONTINUE...WW 261...WW 262...WW
263...WW 264...
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
24035.
...Kerr

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