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Severe Thunderstorm Watch 237
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WW0237 Radar
Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood Very Low Very Low
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
Moderate Low
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
Moderate Low

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   SEL7

   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   Severe Thunderstorm Watch Number 237
   NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
   335 PM EDT Thu May 18 2017

   The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

   * Severe Thunderstorm Watch for portions of 
     much of New York
     portions of northern Pennsylvania
     Vermont
     Lake Ontario

   * Effective this Thursday afternoon and evening from 335 PM until
     1100 PM EDT.

   * Primary threats include...
     Scattered damaging wind gusts to 65 mph possible
     Isolated large hail events to 1 inch in diameter possible

   SUMMARY...Thunderstorms are forecast to continue increasing in
   coverage across the watch area over the next few hours, with a
   possible second band of storms spreading southeastward into parts of
   northern New York and Vermont this evening.  Along with potential
   for hail, damaging winds will likely occur with stronger
   storms/bands of storms into the evening hours.

   The severe thunderstorm watch area is approximately along and 75
   statute miles north and south of a line from 40 miles south
   southwest of Buffalo NY to 15 miles south southeast of Montpelier
   VT. 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.

   &&

   OTHER WATCH INFORMATION...CONTINUE...WW 235...WW 236...

   AVIATION...A few severe thunderstorms with hail surface and aloft to
   1 inch. Extreme turbulence and surface wind gusts to 55 knots. A few
   cumulonimbi with maximum tops to 500. Mean storm motion vector
   26040.

   ...Goss
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