SPC Severe Thunderstorm Watch 560



WW 560 SEVERE TSTM DC MD NC VA CW 071755Z – 080000Z

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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
Severe Thunderstorm Watch Number 560
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
155 PM EDT Wed Aug 7 2019

The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

* Severe Thunderstorm Watch for portions of 
  District Of Columbia
  eastern Maryland
  central and eastern North Carolina
  northern and eastern Virginia
  Coastal Waters

* Effective this Wednesday afternoon and evening from 155 PM
  until 800 PM EDT.

* Primary threats include...
  Scattered damaging wind gusts to 70 mph possible
  Isolated large hail events to 1 inch in diameter possible

SUMMARY...Strong/locally severe storms will continue to develop and
spread eastward across the Mid-Atlantic region and North Carolina
this afternoon.  Locally damaging winds will be the main risk,
through early evening.

The severe thunderstorm watch area is approximately along and 60
statute miles east and west of a line from 35 miles northwest of
Dover DE to 40 miles southwest of Goldsboro NC. 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 559...

AVIATION...A few severe thunderstorms with hail surface and aloft to
1 inch. Extreme turbulence and surface wind gusts to 60 knots. A few
cumulonimbi with maximum tops to 550. Mean storm motion vector
27035.

...Goss

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