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Tornado Watch 155

May 14, 2014

Tornado Watch 155

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Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood Moderate Low
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
Moderate Low
Severe Hail 2″+ Hail
Moderate Moderate

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URGENT – IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
TORNADO WATCH NUMBER 155
NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
125 PM EDT WED MAY 14 2014

THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A

* TORNADO WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF
FAR SOUTHEAST INDIANA
NORTHEAST KENTUCKY
OHIO
WESTERN WEST VIRGINIA
LAKE ERIE

* EFFECTIVE THIS WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING FROM 125 PM UNTIL 900 PM EDT.

* PRIMARY THREATS INCLUDE…A FEW TORNADOES POSSIBLE SCATTERED LARGE HAIL AND ISOLATED VERY LARGE HAIL EVENTS TO 2 INCHES IN DIAMETER POSSIBLE ISOLATED DAMAGING WIND GUSTS TO 70 MPH POSSIBLE

THE TORNADO WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 75 STATUTE MILES EAST AND WEST OF A LINE FROM 45 MILES SOUTH SOUTHEAST OF CINCINNATI OHIO TO 25 MILES NORTHEAST OF CLEVELAND OHIO.FOR A COMPLETE DEPICTION OF THE WATCH SEE THE ASSOCIATED WATCH OUTLINE UPDATE (WOUS64 KWNS WOU5).

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

REMEMBER…A TORNADO WATCH MEANS CONDITIONS ARE FAVORABLE FOR TORNADOES AND 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.

TORNADO WATCH 155 IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 900 PM EDT FOR THE
FOLLOWING LOCATIONS

IN
INDIANA COUNTIES INCLUDED ARE

DEARBORN OHIO SWITZERLAND

KY
KENTUCKY COUNTIES INCLUDED ARE

BOONE BOYD BRACKEN
CAMPBELL CARROLL CARTER
GALLATIN GRANT GREENUP
KENTON LAWRENCE LEWIS
MASON OWEN PENDLETON
ROBERTSON

OH
OHIO COUNTIES INCLUDED ARE

ADAMS ASHLAND ASHTABULA
ATHENS BELMONT BROWN
BUTLER CARROLL CHAMPAIGN
CLARK CLERMONT CLINTON
COLUMBIANA COSHOCTON CRAWFORD
CUYAHOGA DELAWARE ERIE
FAIRFIELD FAYETTE FRANKLIN
GALLIA GEAUGA GREENE
GUERNSEY HAMILTON HARDIN
HARRISON HIGHLAND HOCKING
HOLMES HURON JACKSON
JEFFERSON KNOX LAKE
LAWRENCE LICKING LOGAN
LORAIN MADISON MAHONING
MARION MEDINA MEIGS
MONROE MONTGOMERY MORGAN
MORROW MUSKINGUM NOBLE
PERRY PICKAWAY PIKE
PORTAGE RICHLAND ROSS
SCIOTO SENECA STARK
SUMMIT TRUMBULL TUSCARAWAS
UNION VINTON WARREN
WASHINGTON WAYNE WYANDOT

WV
WEST VIRGINIA COUNTIES INCLUDED ARE

CABELL JACKSON KANAWHA
LINCOLN MASON PUTNAM
WAYNE WOOD

CW

ADJACENT COASTAL WATERS INCLUDED ARE

THE ISLANDS TO VERMILION OH

VERMILION TO AVON POINT OH

AVON POINT TO WILLOWICK OH

WILLOWICK TO GENEVA-ON-THE LAKE OH

GENEVA-ON-THE-LAKE TO CONNEAUT OH

Tornadoes

Probability of 2 or more tornadoes

Mod (50%)

Probability of 1 or more strong (F2-F5) tornadoes

Low (20%)

Wind

Probability of 10 or more severe wind events

Mod (30%)

Probability of 1 or more wind events > 65 knots

Low (10%)

Hail

Probability of 10 or more severe hail events

Mod (50%)

Probability of 1 or more hailstones > 2 inches

Mod (30%)

Combined Severe Hail/Wind

Probability of 6 or more combined severe hail/wind events

High (80%)

For each watch, probabilities for particular events inside the watch (listed above in each table) are determined by the issuing forecaster. The “Low” category contains probability values ranging from less than 2% to 20% (F2-F5 tornadoes), less than 5% to 20% (all other probabilities), “Moderate” from 30% to 60%, and “High” from 70% to greater than 95%. High values are bolded and lighter in color to provide awareness of an increased threat for a particular event.

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