Tornado Watch for Much of VT including Orleans County

Staff Writer

National weather Service: URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
Tornado Watch Number 76
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
315 PM EDT Fri May 4 2018

The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

* Tornado Watch for portions of
Northeast New York
Much of Vermont

* Effective this Friday afternoon and evening from 315 PM until
1000 PM EDT.

* Primary threats include...
A couple tornadoes possible
Widespread damaging winds and isolated significant gusts to 80
mph likely
Isolated large hail events to 1 inch in diameter possible

SUMMARY...Isolated afternoon thunderstorms may pose a risk of
isolated tornadoes and a damaging wind gusts. Later this afternoon
and evening, the potential for widespread damaging winds will also
increase as storms approach from the west.

The tornado watch area is approximately along and 65 statute miles
north and south of a line from 55 miles north of Utica NY to 35
miles east of Montpelier VT. For a complete depiction of the watch
see the associated watch outline update (WOUS64 KWNS WOU6).

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

REMEMBER...A Tornado Watch means conditions are favorable for
tornadoes and 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.

OTHER WATCH INFORMATION...CONTINUE...WW 74...WW 75...

AVIATION...Tornadoes and a few severe thunderstorms with hail
surface and aloft to 1 inch. Extreme turbulence and surface wind
gusts to 70 knots. A few cumulonimbi with maximum tops to 400. Mean
storm motion vector 24040.

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