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Severe Thunderstorm Watch 418
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Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood Low Very Low
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
Moderate Low
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
Moderate Low

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   SEL8
   0-150000-

   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH NUMBER 418
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   125 PM EDT MON JUL 14 2014

   THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A

   * SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF 
     SOUTHWEST CONNECTICUT
     DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
     DELAWARE
     MARYLAND
     NEW JERSEY
     SOUTHEAST NEW YORK
     SOUTHEAST PENNSYLVANIA
     NORTHERN VIRGINIA
     EASTERN WEST VIRGINIA PANHANDLE
     COASTAL WATERS

   * EFFECTIVE THIS MONDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING FROM 125 PM UNTIL
     800 PM EDT.

   * PRIMARY THREATS INCLUDE...
     SCATTERED DAMAGING WIND GUSTS TO 70 MPH LIKELY
     SCATTERED LARGE HAIL EVENTS TO 1.5 INCHES IN DIAMETER POSSIBLE
     A TORNADO OR TWO POSSIBLE

   THE SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 95
   STATUTE MILES EAST AND WEST OF A LINE FROM 40 MILES NORTH OF
   NEWARK NEW JERSEY TO 60 MILES EAST OF STAUNTON VIRGINIA.  FOR A
   COMPLETE DEPICTION OF THE WATCH SEE THE ASSOCIATED WATCH OUTLINE
   UPDATE (WOUS64 KWNS WOU8).

   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 417...

   DISCUSSION...THUNDERSTORMS WILL INTENSIFY THIS AFTERNOON OVER
   CENTRAL PA AND NORTHERN VA...TRACKING EAST-NORTHEASTWARD ACROSS THE
   WATCH AREA.  AMPLE MOISTURE AND SOME DAYTIME HEATING...COUPLED WITH
   STRONG WINDS ALOFT...WILL PROMOTE A RISK OF SEVERE STORMS CAPABLE OF
   DAMAGING WINDS AND HAIL.  AN ISOLATED TORNADO CANNOT BE RULED OUT.

   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 500. MEAN STORM
   MOTION VECTOR 26030.


   ...HART
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