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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
Severe Thunderstorm Watch Number 40
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
245 PM EST Sat Feb 25 2017
The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a
* Severe Thunderstorm Watch for portions of
Northern New Jersey
Southeast New York
* Effective this Saturday afternoon and evening from 245 PM until
900 PM EST.
* Primary threats include...
Scattered damaging wind gusts to 70 mph possible
Isolated large hail events to 1.5 inches in diameter possible
A tornado or two possible
SUMMARY...Thunderstorms will continue to strengthen along a cold
front spreading across the watch area this afternoon and early
evening. Damaging wind gusts are the main threat with these storms,
but an isolated tornado or two is also possible.
The severe thunderstorm watch area is approximately along and 55
statute miles east and west of a line from 20 miles northwest of
Rutland VT to 25 miles west southwest of Trenton NJ. For a complete
depiction of the watch see the associated watch outline update
(WOUS64 KWNS WOU0).
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
OTHER WATCH INFORMATION...CONTINUE...WW 39...
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