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Severe Thunderstorm Watch 56
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WW0056 Radar
Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood Low Very Low
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
High Low
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
Low Very Low

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   SEL6

   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   Severe Thunderstorm Watch Number 56
   NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
   1035 AM EST Wed Mar 1 2017

   The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

   * Severe Thunderstorm Watch for portions of 
     District Of Columbia
     Western and Central Maryland
     Northwest North Carolina
     Southeast Pennsylvania
     Western and Northern Virginia
     Eastern West Virginia Panhandle
     Coastal Waters

   * Effective this Wednesday morning and afternoon from 1035 AM
     until 500 PM EST.

   * Primary threats include...
     Scattered damaging wind gusts to 70 mph likely
     Isolated large hail events to 1.5 inches in diameter possible
     A tornado or two possible

   SUMMARY...A line of severe thunderstorms over WV and eastern KY will
   track eastward across the watch area this morning and early
   afternoon.  Damaging winds along the leading edge of the storms
   appears to be the main threat, although an isolated tornado or two
   is possible.

   The severe thunderstorm watch area is approximately along and 70
   statute miles east and west of a line from 25 miles north of
   Hagerstown MD to 65 miles south of Dublin VA. For a complete
   depiction of the watch see the associated watch outline update
   (WOUS64 KWNS WOU6).

   PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

   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
   tornadoes.

   &&

   OTHER WATCH INFORMATION...CONTINUE...WW 53...WW 54...WW 55...

   AVIATION...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 450. Mean storm motion vector
   27040.

   ...Hart
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