Severe Thunderstorm Watch Just Issued for a Large Part of Our Area

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URGENT – IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
Severe Thunderstorm Watch Number 234
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
225 PM EDT Fri May 29 2020

The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

* Severe Thunderstorm Watch for portions of
  Central Maryland
  Northwest New Jersey
  Central and eastern New York
  Eastern Pennsylvania
  Far northern Virginia
  Eastern West Virginia Panhandle

* Effective this Friday afternoon and evening from 225 PM until
  900 PM EDT.

* Primary threats include…
  Scattered damaging wind gusts to 65 mph possible
  Isolated large hail events to 1.5 inches in diameter possible
  A tornado or two possible

SUMMARY…Clusters of strong to locally severe storms are expected
to persist through mid-evening. Damaging winds appear to be the
primary threat.

The severe thunderstorm watch area is approximately along and 60
statute miles east and west of a line from 85 miles northeast of
Binghamton NY to 35 miles east southeast of Hagerstown MD. For a
complete depiction of the watch see the associated watch outline
update (WOUS64 KWNS WOU4).

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
1.5 inches. Extreme turbulence and surface wind gusts to 55 knots. A
few cumulonimbi with maximum tops to 450. Mean storm motion vector
22030.

…Grams

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WWUS40 KWNS 291823
WWP4 

SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH PROBABILITIES FOR WS 0234
NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
0121 PM CDT FRI MAY 29 2020

WS 0234
PROBABILITY TABLE:
PROB OF 2 OR MORE TORNADOES                        :  20%
PROB OF 1 OR MORE STRONG /EF2-EF5/ TORNADOES       :  05%
PROB OF 10 OR MORE SEVERE WIND EVENTS              :  50%
PROB OF 1 OR MORE WIND EVENTS >= 65 KNOTS          :  20%
PROB OF 10 OR MORE SEVERE HAIL EVENTS              :  30%
PROB OF 1 OR MORE HAIL EVENTS >= 2 INCHES          :  10%
PROB OF 6 OR MORE COMBINED SEVERE HAIL/WIND EVENTS :  70%

&&
ATTRIBUTE TABLE:
MAX HAIL /INCHES/                            : 1.5
MAX WIND GUSTS SURFACE /KNOTS/               : 55
MAX TOPS /X 100 FEET/                        : 450
MEAN STORM MOTION VECTOR /DEGREES AND KNOTS/ : 22030
PARTICULARLY DANGEROUS SITUATION             : NO

&&
FOR A COMPLETE GEOGRAPHICAL DEPICTION OF THE WATCH AND
WATCH EXPIRATION INFORMATION SEE WOUS64 FOR WOU4.

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