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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
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
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.