SPC Severe Thunderstorm Watch 656

SPC Severe Thunderstorm Watch 656

WW 656 SEVERE TSTM MI LE LH LM 242235Z – 250500Z

Severe Thunderstorm Watch Number 656
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
635 PM EDT Thu Aug 24 2023

The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

* Severe Thunderstorm Watch for portions of
Central and Southern Lower Michigan
Lake Erie
Lake Huron
Lake Michigan

* Effective this Thursday night and Friday morning from 635 PM
until 100 AM EDT.

* Primary threats include…
Scattered damaging winds likely with isolated significant gusts
to 85 mph possible
Scattered large hail and isolated very large hail events to 2
inches in diameter possible
A tornado or two possible

SUMMARY…Thunderstorms will intensify across western Lower Michigan
this evening and spread eastward across the watch area. Strong to
intense wind gusts will be possible with the stronger cells, along
with large hail. A tornado or two is also possible with any
supercells that can form.

The severe thunderstorm watch area is approximately along and 80
statute miles north and south of a line from 50 miles west southwest
of Muskegon MI to 35 miles east northeast of Mount Clemens 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 75 knots. A
few cumulonimbi with maximum tops to 500. Mean storm motion vector


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