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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
Severe Thunderstorm Watch Number 343
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
200 PM EDT Wed Jul 8 2020
The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a
* Severe Thunderstorm Watch for portions of
Western and central Maine
* Effective this Wednesday afternoon and evening from 200 PM
until 1000 PM EDT.
* Primary threats include...
Scattered damaging wind gusts to 70 mph possible
Isolated large hail events to 1.5 inches in diameter possible
SUMMARY...Storms are expected to expected to develop and intensify
and otherwise move southeastward into/across the region through the
late afternoon and evening hours.
The severe thunderstorm watch area is approximately along and 100
statute miles east and west of a line from 110 miles north northeast
of Berlin NH to 25 miles south southeast of Concord NH. For a
complete depiction of the watch see the associated watch outline
update (WOUS64 KWNS WOU3).
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