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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
Severe Thunderstorm Watch Number 175
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
405 PM EDT Wed Jun 13 2018
The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a
* Severe Thunderstorm Watch for portions of
Wstern and central New York
Far northern Pennsylvania
* Effective this Wednesday afternoon and evening from 405 PM
until 1100 PM EDT.
* Primary threats include...
Scattered damaging wind gusts to 65 mph possible
Isolated large hail events to 1.5 inches in diameter possible
A tornado or two possible
SUMMARY...Broken lines of strong to severe storms are expected to
persist and develop east from southern Ontario across most of New
York and perhaps northern Pennsylvania through this evening.
Isolated to scattered occurrences of damaging wind and severe hail
are anticipated as the storms move east.
The severe thunderstorm watch area is approximately along and 105
statute miles east and west of a line from 40 miles southwest of
Elmira NY to 60 miles north northeast of Watertown NY. For a
complete depiction of the watch see the associated watch outline
update (WOUS64 KWNS WOU5).
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
1.5 inches. Extreme turbulence and surface wind gusts to 55 knots. A
few cumulonimbi with maximum tops to 500. Mean storm motion vector