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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
* 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).
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 inch. Extreme turbulence and surface wind gusts to 50 knots. A few
cumulonimbi with maximum tops to 450. Mean storm motion vector