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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
* 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).
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 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