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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
Western and Northern Virginia
Eastern West Virginia Panhandle
* 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
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).
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
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