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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
Tornado Watch Number 94
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
105 PM EDT Tue May 15 2018
The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a
* Tornado Watch for portions of
Southern and eastern New York
* Effective this Tuesday afternoon and evening from 105 PM until
800 PM EDT.
* Primary threats include...
A few tornadoes likely with a couple intense tornadoes possible
Widespread damaging winds expected with isolated significant
gusts to 80 mph likely
Scattered large hail likely with isolated very large hail events
to 2.5 inches in diameter possible
SUMMARY...A line of severe storms will progress rapidly east from
central Pennsylvania with additional cells developing ahead of it
across the Hudson Valley vicinity. This activity will pose a risk
for a few tornadoes along with widespread damaging winds.
The tornado watch area is approximately along and 60 statute miles
north and south of a line from 30 miles south of Binghamton NY to 20
miles east northeast of Pittsfield MA. For a complete depiction of
the watch see the associated watch outline update (WOUS64 KWNS
REMEMBER...A Tornado Watch means conditions are favorable for
tornadoes and 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.
OTHER WATCH INFORMATION...CONTINUE...WW 93...
AVIATION...Tornadoes and a few severe thunderstorms with hail
surface and aloft to 2.5 inches. Extreme turbulence and surface wind
gusts to 70 knots. A few cumulonimbi with maximum tops to 500. Mean
storm motion vector 26045.