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Severe Thunderstorm Watch until 10pm

Severe Thunderstorm Watch until 10pm

The entire Capital Region is under a Severe Thunderstorm Watch until 10pm this evening.  Here is the latest watch information from the National Weather Service:

   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH NUMBER 521
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   235 PM EDT WED SEP 11 2013

   THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A

   * SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF
     WESTERN MASSACHUSETTS
     NORTHERN AND CENTRAL MAINE
     NEW HAMPSHIRE
     EASTERN NEW YORK
     VERMONT

   * EFFECTIVE THIS WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING FROM 235 PM
     UNTIL 1000 PM EDT.

   * PRIMARY THREATS INCLUDE...
     SEVERAL DAMAGING WIND GUSTS TO 70 MPH LIKELY
     A FEW VERY LARGE HAIL EVENTS TO 2 INCHES IN DIAMETER POSSIBLE

   THE SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 75
   STATUTE MILES NORTH AND SOUTH OF A LINE FROM 70 MILES WEST
   NORTHWEST OF ALBANY NEW YORK TO 5 MILES SOUTH SOUTHEAST OF
   HOULTON MAINE.  FOR A COMPLETE DEPICTION OF THE WATCH SEE THE
   ASSOCIATED WATCH OUTLINE UPDATE (WOUS64 KWNS WOU1).

   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 520...

   DISCUSSION...THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED TO INCREASE IN COVERAGE AND
   INTENSITY ACROSS THE WATCH AREA THIS AFTERNOON INTO EVENING.  WHILE
   A BRIEF TORNADO IS POSSIBLE OVER NORTHERN OR CENTRAL
   MAINE...DAMAGING WINDS AND SOME HAIL WILL BE THE PRIMARY SEVERE
   WEATHER HAZARDS.

   AVIATION...A FEW SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WITH HAIL SURFACE AND ALOFT
   TO 2 INCHES. EXTREME TURBULENCE AND SURFACE WIND GUSTS TO 60
   KNOTS. A FEW CUMULONIMBI WITH MAXIMUM TOPS TO 500. MEAN STORM
   MOTION VECTOR 27030.

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