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Severe Thunderstorm Watch 40
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WW0040 Radar
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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   SEL0

   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 
     Western Connecticut
     Western Massachusetts
     Northern New Jersey
     Southeast New York
     Northeast Pennsylvania
     Southwest Vermont

   * 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).

   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.

   &&

   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
   24035.

   ...Hart
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