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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
Severe Thunderstorm Watch Number 39
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
130 PM EST Sat Feb 25 2017
The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a
* Severe Thunderstorm Watch for portions of
District Of Columbia
Southern New Jersey
Central and Eastern Virginia
Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia
* Effective this Saturday afternoon and evening from 130 PM until
800 PM EST.
* Primary threats include...
Scattered damaging wind gusts to 70 mph possible
Isolated large hail events to 1.5 inches in diameter possible
SUMMARY...Thunderstorms are intensifying along a cold front over
central VA. These storms will track across the watch area this
afternoon, posing a threat of locally damaging winds and hail.
The severe thunderstorm watch area is approximately along and 60
statute miles east and west of a line from 50 miles northwest of
Wilmington DE to 10 miles south of South Hill VA. For a complete
depiction of the watch see the associated watch outline update
(WOUS64 KWNS WOU9).
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
1.5 inches. Extreme turbulence and surface wind gusts to 60 knots. A
few cumulonimbi with maximum tops to 450. Mean storm motion vector