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Severe Thunderstorm Watch 462
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WW0462 Radar
Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood Low Very Low
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
High Low
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
Low Low

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   SEL2

   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   Severe Thunderstorm Watch Number 462
   NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
   210 PM EDT Tue Jul 12 2022

   The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

   * Severe Thunderstorm Watch for portions of 
     District Of Columbia
     Maryland
     Northern Virginia
     West Virginia
     Coastal Waters

   * Effective this Tuesday afternoon and evening from 210 PM until
     1000 PM EDT.

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

   SUMMARY...Thunderstorms will increase in coverage and intensity
   through the afternoon/evening while spreading eastward from West
   Virginia across northern Virginia and Maryland.  The storm
   environment will favor clusters and line segments capable of
   producing damaging winds up to 70 mph, as well as isolated large
   hail near 1 inch diameter.

   The severe thunderstorm watch area is approximately along and 135
   statute miles east and west of a line from 20 miles north of
   Martinsburg WV to 35 miles west of Staunton VA. For a complete
   depiction of the watch see the associated watch outline update
   (WOUS64 KWNS WOU2).

   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...WW 461...

   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
   27030.

   ...Thompson
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