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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
Tornado Watch Number 184
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
1235 PM EDT Mon May 1 2017
The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a
* Tornado Watch for portions of
Far western Maryland Panhandle
Far eastern Ohio
Northern West Virginia
* Effective this Monday afternoon and evening from 1235 PM until
700 PM EDT.
* Primary threats include...
A couple tornadoes possible
Scattered damaging winds likely with isolated significant gusts
to 75 mph possible
SUMMARY...Line of storms along a cold front will accelerate
east-northeast this afternoon with damaging winds and a couple
tornadoes as the primary hazards.
The tornado watch area is approximately along and 105 statute miles
either side of a line from 40 miles northwest of Wheeling WV to 25
miles northeast of Latrobe PA. For a complete depiction of the watch
see the associated watch outline update (WOUS64 KWNS WOU4).
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 inch. Extreme turbulence and surface wind
gusts to 65 knots. A few cumulonimbi with maximum tops to 450. Mean
storm motion vector 24045.