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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
Severe Thunderstorm Watch Number 93
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
1225 PM EDT Tue May 15 2018
The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a
* Severe Thunderstorm Watch for portions of
Western New York
* Effective this Tuesday afternoon and evening from 1225 PM until
800 PM EDT.
* Primary threats include...
Widespread damaging winds likely with isolated significant gusts
to 75 mph possible
Scattered large hail likely with isolated very large hail events
to 2.5 inches in diameter possible
A tornado or two possible
SUMMARY...A line of storms will intensify as it moves east from
western Pennsylvania. Damaging winds and large hail are the primary
The severe thunderstorm watch area is approximately along and 75
statute miles north and south of a line from 45 miles south
southwest of Franklin PA to 45 miles east of Williamsport PA. For a
complete depiction of the watch see the associated watch outline
update (WOUS64 KWNS WOU3).
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
2.5 inches. Extreme turbulence and surface wind gusts to 65 knots. A
few cumulonimbi with maximum tops to 500. Mean storm motion vector