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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
Severe Thunderstorm Watch Number 300
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
125 PM EDT Wed May 31 2017
The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a
* Severe Thunderstorm Watch for portions of
Western and Central Massachusetts
Eastern New York
* Effective this Wednesday afternoon and evening from 125 PM
until 900 PM EDT.
* Primary threats include...
Scattered damaging wind gusts to 70 mph possible
Scattered large hail events to 1.5 inches in diameter possible
SUMMARY...Scattered thunderstorms are forecast to develop over
central/eastern New York and spread eastward across the watch area
this afternoon and early evening. The strongest cells will pose a
risk of hail and gusty/damaging wind gusts.
The severe thunderstorm watch area is approximately along and 75
statute miles east and west of a line from 35 miles northeast of
Newport VT to 45 miles east of Monticello NY. For a complete
depiction of the watch see the associated watch outline update
(WOUS64 KWNS WOU0).
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
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 400. Mean storm motion vector