25. July 2016 · Comments Off on Severe Thunderstorm Watch until 8 pm · Categories: Summer, thunderstorms · Tags:


I expect most active period to be after 4 pm until 7 pm

The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

* Severe Thunderstorm Watch for portions of 
  southwest Connecticut
  New Jersey
  southern New York
  coastal waters

* effective this Monday afternoon and evening from 1245 PM until
  800 PM EDT.

* Primary threats include...
  scattered damaging wind gusts to 70 mph likely
  isolated large hail events to 1.5 inches in diameter possible

Summary...multiple bands of strong to severe storms are expected to
spread eastward and southeastward across this area through the
evening hours with strongest storms capable of producing primarily
damaging wind gusts.

The Severe Thunderstorm Watch area is approximately along and 85
statute miles either side of a line from 25 miles east northeast
of Newark New Jersey to 35 miles west of DuBois Pennsylvania. 
For a complete depiction of the watch see the associated watch
outline update (wous64 kwns wou5).

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.

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 550. Mean storm
motion vector 28030.

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