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Tornado Watch 96
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WW0096 Radar
Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood Moderate Low
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
High Moderate
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
Moderate Moderate

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   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   Tornado Watch Number 96
   NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
   225 PM EDT Tue May 15 2018

   The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

   * Tornado Watch for portions of 
     Northern Connecticut
     Western and central Massachusetts

   * Effective this Tuesday afternoon and evening from 225 PM until
     900 PM EDT.

   * Primary threats include...
     A couple tornadoes possible
     Widespread damaging winds likely with isolated significant gusts
       to 75 mph possible
     Scattered large hail and isolated very large hail events to 2
       inches in diameter possible

   SUMMARY...A tornado risk may develop east from the Hudson Valley
   into parts of southern New England this afternoon with discrete
   cells ahead of a fast-moving squall line. Widespread damaging winds
   are anticipated with the squall line.

   The tornado watch area is approximately along and 35 statute miles
   north and south of a line from 10 miles northwest of Westfield MA to
   5 miles south southeast of Worcester MA. For a complete depiction of
   the watch see the associated watch outline update (WOUS64 KWNS
   WOU6).

   PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

   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...WW 94...WW 95...

   AVIATION...Tornadoes and a few severe thunderstorms with hail
   surface and aloft to 2 inches. Extreme turbulence and surface wind
   gusts to 65 knots. A few cumulonimbi with maximum tops to 500. Mean
   storm motion vector 27040.

   ...Grams
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