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Severe Thunderstorm Watch 88
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Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood Low Low
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
High Moderate
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
Moderate Low

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   SEL8

   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   Severe Thunderstorm Watch Number 88
   NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
   1230 PM EDT Mon May 14 2018

   The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

   * Severe Thunderstorm Watch for portions of 
     District Of Columbia
     Western and central Maryland
     Southeast Ohio
     Southern Pennsylvania
     Northern Virginia
     Northern and central West Virginia
     Coastal Waters

   * Effective this Monday afternoon and evening from 1230 PM until
     900 PM EDT.

   * Primary threats include...
     Widespread damaging winds and isolated significant gusts to 75
       mph likely
     Isolated large hail events to 1.5 inches in diameter possible
     A tornado or two possible

   SUMMARY...Strong to severe storms will quickly evolve into a squall
   line that should progress east then southeast across the central
   Appalachians towards Chesapeake Bay. Damaging winds will be the
   primary hazard with a brief tornado or two possible.

   The severe thunderstorm watch area is approximately along and 85
   statute miles either side of a line from 40 miles northwest of
   Parkersburg WV to 20 miles south southeast of Baltimore MD. For a
   complete depiction of the watch see the associated watch outline
   update (WOUS64 KWNS WOU8).

   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.

   &&

   AVIATION...A few severe thunderstorms with hail surface and aloft to
   1.5 inches. Extreme turbulence and surface wind gusts to 65 knots. A
   few cumulonimbi with maximum tops to 500. Mean storm motion vector
   29040.

   ...Grams
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