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Severe Thunderstorm Watch 538
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Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood Low Very Low
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
Moderate Low
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
Very Low Very Low

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   SEL8
   0-230200-

   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   Severe Thunderstorm Watch Number 538
   NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
   215 PM EDT Mon Jul 22 2019

   The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

   * Severe Thunderstorm Watch for portions of 
     Connecticut
     District Of Columbia
     Delaware
     Eastern Maryland
     New Jersey
     Southern New York
     Southeast Pennsylvania
     Rhode Island
     Eastern Virginia
     Coastal Waters

   * Effective this Monday afternoon and evening from 215 PM until
     1000 PM EDT.

   * Primary threats include...
     Scattered damaging wind gusts to 70 mph likely
     A tornado or two possible

   SUMMARY...Scattered thunderstorms will continue to develop and
   intensify within a moist/moderately unstable air mass to the east of
   a cold front. Winds aloft should be sufficient for organized
   multicells, with a couple of transient supercells also possible.
   Damaging winds are the most likely risk as storms progress
   east-northeastward through late afternoon and evening.

   The severe thunderstorm watch area is approximately along and 70
   statute miles north and south of a line from 15 miles north
   northwest of Charlottesville VA to 20 miles south southeast of
   Providence RI. For a complete depiction of the watch see the
   associated watch outline update (WOUS64 KWNS WOU8).

   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.

   &&

   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
   24025.

   ...Guyer
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