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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
Severe Thunderstorm Watch Number 278
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
1115 AM EDT Tue Jul 17 2018
The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a
* Severe Thunderstorm Watch for portions of
Southern New Hampshire
Southeast New York
* Effective this Tuesday morning and evening from 1115 AM until
700 PM EDT.
* Primary threats include...
Scattered damaging wind gusts to 70 mph likely
A tornado or two possible
SUMMARY...Within a very moist and increasingly unstable environment,
bands of storms will continue to intensify from late morning into
afternoon and generally spread east/northeastward across the region.
The stronger storms will be capable of wind damage, although some
hail or even a brief tornado cannot be ruled out.
The severe thunderstorm watch area is approximately along and 50
statute miles north and south of a line from 25 miles east southeast
of Portsmouth NH to 30 miles west southwest of Pittsfield MA. 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
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