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Severe Thunderstorm Watch 69
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Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood Low Very Low
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
Moderate Low
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
Very Low Very Low

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   SEL9

   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   Severe Thunderstorm Watch Number 69
   NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
   505 PM EDT Sun Mar 28 2021

   The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

   * Severe Thunderstorm Watch for portions of 
     District Of Columbia
     Delaware
     Eastern Maryland
     Southern New Jersey
     Extreme southeastern Pennsylvania
     Northeastern Virginia
     Coastal Waters

   * Effective this Sunday afternoon and evening from 505 PM until
     900 PM EDT.

   * Primary threats include...
     Scattered damaging wind gusts to 70 mph possible
     A tornado or two possible

   SUMMARY...A narrow band of shallow convection along a cold front
   will likely persist while moving eastward from Maryland and Virginia
   into New Jersey and Delaware the remainder of this afternoon into
   this evening.  A few damaging gusts will be the main threat, though
   a brief tornado with embedded circulations cannot be ruled out.

   The severe thunderstorm watch area is approximately along and 70
   statute miles east and west of a line from 10 miles north of
   Philadelphia PA to 50 miles south southwest of Dover DE. For a
   complete depiction of the watch see the associated watch outline
   update (WOUS64 KWNS WOU9).

   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 68...

   AVIATION...A few severe thunderstorms with hail surface and aloft to
   0.5 inches. Extreme turbulence and surface wind gusts to 60 knots. A
   few cumulonimbi with maximum tops to 400. Mean storm motion vector
   27040.

   ...Thompson
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