SPC Severe Thunderstorm Watch 26

SPC Severe Thunderstorm Watch 26

WW 26 SEVERE TSTM IN MI OH LM 280245Z – 281000Z

Severe Thunderstorm Watch Number 26
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
945 PM EST Tue Feb 27 2024

The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

* Severe Thunderstorm Watch for portions of
Northern Indiana
Southern Lower Michigan
Extreme northwestern Ohio
Lake Michigan

* Effective this Tuesday night and Wednesday morning from 945 PM
until 500 AM EST.

* Primary threats include…
Scattered damaging winds and isolated significant gusts to 75
mph possible
Scattered large hail and isolated very large hail events to 2
inches in diameter possible
A tornado or two possible

SUMMARY…A complex of severe thunderstorms, initially exiting the
Chicagoland area and crossing southern Lake Michigan, will continue
to pose a threat mainly for severe gusts and hail as it moves into
MI, though a tornado or two cannot be ruled out. Meanwhile,
thunderstorms forming over northern IN ahead of the complex may
offer large hail and strong gusts as they move northeastward as

The severe thunderstorm watch area is approximately along and 70
statute miles north and south of a line from 15 miles west southwest
of Benton Harbor MI to 30 miles east northeast of Jackson MI. For a
complete depiction of the watch see the associated watch outline
update (WOUS64 KWNS WOU6).


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



AVIATION…A few severe thunderstorms with hail surface and aloft to
2 inches. Extreme turbulence and surface wind gusts to 65 knots. A
few cumulonimbi with maximum tops to 450. Mean storm motion vector


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