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Severe Thunderstorm Watch in Effect for CT,MA,NJ,NY,PA,VT
WW 40 SEVERE TSTM CT MA NJ NY PA VT 251945Z - 260200Z
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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 
  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.

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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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