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Severe Thunderstorm Watch 227
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Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood Low Very Low
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
Moderate Low
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
Moderate Low

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   SEL7
   0-CWZ000-272300-

   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH NUMBER 227...RESENT
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   1255 PM EDT WED MAY 27 2015

   THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A

   * SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF 
     WESTERN CONNECTICUT
     DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
     DELAWARE
     WESTERN MASSACHUSETTS
     EASTERN MARYLAND
     NEW JERSEY
     EASTERN NEW YORK
     EASTERN PENNSYLVANIA
     NORTHERN VIRGINIA
     VERMONT
     COASTAL WATERS

   * EFFECTIVE THIS WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING FROM 1255 PM
     UNTIL 700 PM EDT.

   * PRIMARY THREATS INCLUDE...
     SCATTERED DAMAGING WIND GUSTS TO 70 MPH POSSIBLE
     ISOLATED LARGE HAIL EVENTS TO 1.5 INCHES IN DIAMETER POSSIBLE

   SUMMARY...STORMS EXPANDING IN COVERAGE AT THIS TIME ACROSS THE
   NORTHERN APPALACHIANS AND MID-ATLANTIC REGION SHOULD CONTINUE TO
   ORGANIZE/INTENSIFY OVER THE NEXT SEVERAL HOURS.  RISK FOR DAMAGING
   WINDS AND LOCAL/MARGINAL HAIL WILL ACCOMPANY THESE STORMS AS THEY
   SHIFT EASTWARD THROUGH THE AFTERNOON.

   THE SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 70
   STATUTE MILES EAST AND WEST OF A LINE FROM 5 MILES WEST NORTHWEST
   OF NEWPORT VERMONT TO 15 MILES WEST SOUTHWEST OF BALTIMORE
   MARYLAND.  FOR A COMPLETE DEPICTION OF THE WATCH SEE THE
   ASSOCIATED WATCH OUTLINE UPDATE (WOUS64 KWNS WOU7).

   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 60
   KNOTS. A FEW CUMULONIMBI WITH MAXIMUM TOPS TO 500. MEAN STORM
   MOTION VECTOR 24035.


   ...GOSS
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