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Severe Thunderstorm Watch 39
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Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood Low Very Low
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
Moderate Low
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
Moderate Low

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   SEL9

   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
     Delaware
     Maryland
     Southern New Jersey
     Southeast Pennsylvania
     Central and Eastern Virginia
     Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia
     Coastal Waters

   * 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).

   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 60 knots. A
   few cumulonimbi with maximum tops to 450. Mean storm motion vector
   24035.

   ...Hart
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