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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
Severe Thunderstorm Watch Number 261
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
155 PM EDT Sun May 22 2022
The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a
* Severe Thunderstorm Watch for portions of
District Of Columbia
Western New Jersey
Central New York
Central and Eastern Pennsylvania
Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia
* Effective this Sunday afternoon and evening from 155 PM until
900 PM EDT.
* Primary threats include...
Scattered damaging wind gusts to 70 mph likely
Isolated large hail events to 1.5 inches in diameter possible
SUMMARY...Thunderstorms are beginning to develop along a line from
western Virginia into central New York. These storms will track
slowly eastward today, posing a risk of locally damaging winds
The severe thunderstorm watch area is approximately along and 75
statute miles east and west of a line from 20 miles north northwest
of Utica NY to 15 miles southeast of Charlottesville VA. For a
complete depiction of the watch see the associated watch outline
update (WOUS64 KWNS WOU1).
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 60 knots. A
few cumulonimbi with maximum tops to 500. Mean storm motion vector