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Tornado Watch 686
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WW0686 Radar
Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood Moderate Moderate
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
High Moderate
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
Very Low Very Low

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   SEL6

   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   Tornado Watch Number 686
   NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
   255 PM EDT Thu Oct 31 2019

   The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

   * Tornado Watch for portions of 
     District Of Columbia
     Maryland
     Pennsylvania
     Northern Virginia
     Eastern West Virginia Panhandle
     Coastal Waters

   * Effective this Thursday afternoon from 255 PM until Midnight
     EDT.

   * Primary threats include...
     A few tornadoes likely with a couple intense tornadoes possible
     Widespread damaging winds likely with isolated significant gusts
       to 75 mph possible

   SUMMARY...Fast-moving squall line over West Virginia should
   intensify and elongate as it pushes to the east of the Appalachians.
   The risk for damaging winds and embedded tornadoes will increase
   through early to mid evening, before waning later tonight.

   The tornado watch area is approximately along and 90 statute miles
   east and west of a line from 60 miles west southwest of Washington
   DC to 30 miles north of State College PA. For a complete depiction
   of the watch see the associated watch outline update (WOUS64 KWNS
   WOU6).

   PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

   REMEMBER...A Tornado Watch means conditions are favorable for
   tornadoes and 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.

   &&

   OTHER WATCH INFORMATION...CONTINUE...WW 685...

   AVIATION...Tornadoes and a few severe thunderstorms with hail
   surface and aloft to 0.5 inches. Extreme turbulence and surface wind
   gusts to 65 knots. A few cumulonimbi with maximum tops to 400. Mean
   storm motion vector 22045.

   ...Grams
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