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Severe Thunderstorm Watch 461
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Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood Low Very Low
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
Moderate Low
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
Moderate Low

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   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   Severe Thunderstorm Watch Number 461
   NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
   125 PM EDT Tue Jul 12 2022

   The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

   * Severe Thunderstorm Watch for portions of 
     Central and eastern Pennsylvania
     Northern West Virginia

   * Effective this Tuesday afternoon and evening from 125 PM until
     700 PM EDT.

   * Primary threats include...
     Scattered damaging wind gusts to 70 mph likely
     Isolated large hail events to 1 inch in diameter possible

   SUMMARY...Scattered thunderstorms are developing along and ahead of
   a cold front across Pennsylvania, and the storms will increase
   further in coverage and intensity while spreading eastward through
   the afternoon.  The storm environment favors a mix of clusters and
   cells, some of which could have supercell structures, capable of
   producing damaging winds of 60-70 mph and isolated large hail near 1
   inch in diameter.

   The severe thunderstorm watch area is approximately along and 90
   statute miles east and west of a line from 25 miles north northeast
   of Wilkesbarre PA to 40 miles south of Altoona PA. For a complete
   depiction of the watch see the associated watch outline update
   (WOUS64 KWNS WOU1).

   PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

   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
   tornadoes.

   &&

   OTHER WATCH INFORMATION...CONTINUE...WW 460...

   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 500. Mean storm motion vector
   27035.

   ...Thompson
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