SPC Tornado Watch 122

SPC Tornado Watch 122

WW 122 TORNADO IN OH LE 171620Z – 172300Z

Tornado Watch Number 122
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
1220 PM EDT Wed Apr 17 2024

The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

* Tornado Watch for portions of
Eastern Indiana
Western and Central Ohio
Lake Erie

* Effective this Wednesday afternoon and evening from 1220 PM
until 700 PM EDT.

* Primary threats include…
A couple tornadoes possible
Scattered damaging wind gusts to 70 mph possible
Scattered large hail events to 1.5 inches in diameter possible

SUMMARY…Thunderstorm coverage is expected to increase over the
next several hours. Environmental conditions support the potential
for a few supercells capable of tornadoes, large hail 1″ to 1.5″ in
diameter, and damaging gusts from 50 to 60 mph.

The tornado watch area is approximately along and 90 statute miles
east and west of a line from 25 miles south of Dayton OH to 40 miles
north northeast of Findlay OH. For a complete depiction of the watch
see the associated watch outline update (WOUS64 KWNS WOU2).


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.



AVIATION…Tornadoes and 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 24030.


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