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Severe Thunderstorm Watch 562
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Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood Very Low Very Low
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
Moderate Very Low
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
Moderate Low

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   SEL2

   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   Severe Thunderstorm Watch Number 562
   NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
   1235 PM EDT Thu Aug 8 2019

   The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

   * Severe Thunderstorm Watch for portions of 
     far western Maryland
     central and northern New York
     parts of eastern Ohio
     a large portion of Pennsylvania
     the western panhandle of West Virginia
     Lake Ontario

   * Effective this Thursday afternoon and evening from 1235 PM
     until 800 PM EDT.

   * Primary threats include...
     Scattered damaging wind gusts to 60 mph possible
     Isolated large hail events to 1 inch in diameter possible

   SUMMARY...A band of strong/locally severe thunderstorms continues to
   organize as it moves across western New York/northern Pennsylvania,
   with other/more isolated storms to continue increasing from eastern
   Ohio eastward across Pennsylvania.  Locally damaging winds will
   occur with the strongest storms, along with some hail risk.

   The severe thunderstorm watch area is approximately along and 60
   statute miles east and west of a line from 45 miles north northeast
   of Utica NY to 45 miles southwest of Latrobe PA. 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.

   &&

   AVIATION...A few severe thunderstorms with hail surface and aloft to
   1 inch. Extreme turbulence and surface wind gusts to 50 knots. A few
   cumulonimbi with maximum tops to 450. Mean storm motion vector
   27035.

   ...Goss
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