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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
Severe Thunderstorm Watch Number 198
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
200 PM EDT Mon May 20 2019
The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a
* Severe Thunderstorm Watch for portions of
Western and Central Massachusetts
Central and Western Maine
Southeast New York
Central and Southern Vermont
* Effective this Monday afternoon and evening from 200 PM until
900 PM EDT.
* Primary threats include...
Scattered damaging wind gusts to 70 mph possible
Isolated large hail events to 1 inch in diameter possible
SUMMARY...A few strong to severe thunderstorms are expected to track
across the watch area through the afternoon and early evening,
posing a risk of locally damaging wind gusts.
The severe thunderstorm watch area is approximately along and 85
statute miles east and west of a line from 55 miles northwest of
Bangor ME to 15 miles southwest of Windsor Locks CT. For a complete
depiction of the watch see the associated watch outline update
(WOUS64 KWNS WOU8).
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
OTHER WATCH INFORMATION...CONTINUE...WW 196...WW 197...
AVIATION...A few severe thunderstorms with hail surface and aloft to
1 inch. Extreme turbulence and surface wind gusts to 60 knots. A few
cumulonimbi with maximum tops to 450. Mean storm motion vector