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Mesoscale Discussion 1256
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   MESOSCALE DISCUSSION 1256
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   0211 PM CDT WED JUL 02 2014

   AREAS AFFECTED...MAINE

   CONCERNING...SEVERE POTENTIAL...WATCH LIKELY 

   VALID 021911Z - 022015Z

   PROBABILITY OF WATCH ISSUANCE...95 PERCENT

   SUMMARY...STORMS PRODUCING SEVERE WEATHER /PRIMARILY DAMAGING WINDS
   AND SOME HAIL/ ARE EXPECTED TO DEVELOP AND/OR SPREAD FROM WRN MAINE
   INTO THE REST OF THIS STATE DURING THE MID-LATE AFTERNOON AND EARLY
   EVENING.  WW ISSUANCE IS LIKELY.

   DISCUSSION...AIR MASS ACROSS MUCH OF MAINE HAS BECOME MODERATELY
   UNSTABLE THIS AFTERNOON WITH THE PRESENCE OF EFFECTIVE BULK SHEAR OF
   30-40 KT...GIVEN THE CLOSER PROXIMITY TO 50+ KT SWLY MIDLEVEL FLOW
   ATTENDANT TO THE GREAT LAKES TROUGH.  STORMS WILL CONTINUE TO
   DEVELOP ACROSS NH AND WRN MAINE.  GIVEN THE FAVORABLE DOWNSTREAM
   ENVIRONMENT INTO CENTRAL...ERN AND NRN MAINE...ADDITIONAL STORM
   DEVELOPMENT IS POSSIBLE ALONG WITH ACTIVITY MOVING E/NEWD FROM WRN
   MAINE.

   ..PETERS/CORFIDI.. 07/02/2014


   ATTN...WFO...CAR...GYX...

   LAT...LON   46637002 47546923 47476780 45976737 45346736 44966759
               44086881 44996964 46637002 

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