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Severe Thunderstorm Watch 397
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Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood Low Very Low
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
Moderate Low
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
Moderate Moderate

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   SEL7

   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH NUMBER 397
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   245 PM EDT MON JUL 7 2014

   THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A

   * SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF 
     WESTERN...CENTRAL AND EASTERN NEW YORK
     WESTERN AND NORTHERN PENNSYLVANIA
     LAKE ERIE
     LAKE ONTARIO

   * EFFECTIVE THIS MONDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING FROM 245 PM UNTIL
     1000 PM EDT.

   * PRIMARY THREATS INCLUDE...
     SCATTERED DAMAGING WIND GUSTS TO 70 MPH LIKELY
     ISOLATED VERY LARGE HAIL EVENTS TO 2 INCHES IN DIAMETER POSSIBLE

   THE SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 85
   STATUTE MILES NORTH AND SOUTH OF A LINE FROM 20 MILES WEST OF
   FRANKLIN PENNSYLVANIA TO 20 MILES EAST SOUTHEAST OF ALBANY NEW
   YORK.  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.

   &&

   DISCUSSION...SVR POTENTIAL FCST TO INCREASE THROUGH REMAINDER AFTN
   AS TSTMS INCREASE IN COVERAGE AND STRENGTH...AMIDST DESTABILIZING
   BOUNDARY LAYER AND WEAKENING MLCINH.  AIR MASS SHOULD BECOME MORE
   FAVORABLE UNSTABLE FROM W-E AND S-N ACROSS WW AREA BEHIND MORNING
   CONVECTION...WITH AT LEAST MRGLLY FAVORABLE DEEP SHEAR.  REF SPC
   MESOSCALE DISCUSSION 1294 FOR MORE NEAR-TERM DETAILS.

   AVIATION...A FEW SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WITH HAIL SURFACE AND ALOFT
   TO 2 INCHES. EXTREME TURBULENCE AND SURFACE WIND GUSTS TO 60
   KNOTS. A FEW CUMULONIMBI WITH MAXIMUM TOPS TO 500. MEAN STORM
   MOTION VECTOR 26530.


   ...EDWARDS
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