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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
Severe Thunderstorm Watch Number 355
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
1225 PM EDT Mon Jun 19 2017
The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a
* Severe Thunderstorm Watch for portions of
Western and Central Maine
* Effective this Monday afternoon and evening from 1225 PM until
800 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...Thunderstorms will continue to increase in coverage and
intensity across the watch area this afternoon, posing a risk of
locally damaging wind gusts and hail.
The severe thunderstorm watch area is approximately along and 80
statute miles east and west of a line from 30 miles northwest of
Caribou ME to 20 miles west southwest of Keene NH. For a complete
depiction of the watch see the associated watch outline update
(WOUS64 KWNS WOU5).
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 354...
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 450. Mean storm motion vector