SPC Tornado Watch 123

SPC Tornado Watch 123

WW 123 TORNADO OH PA WV LE 171945Z – 180400Z

Tornado Watch Number 123
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
345 PM EDT Wed Apr 17 2024

The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

* Tornado Watch for portions of
Eastern Ohio
Far Western Pennsylvania
Far Northern West Virginia
Lake Erie

* Effective this Wednesday afternoon from 345 PM until Midnight

* Primary threats include…
A couple tornadoes possible
Scattered damaging wind gusts to 70 mph possible
Scattered large hail events to 1.5 inches in diameter possible

SUMMARY…Thunderstorms currently ongoing across central Ohio are
expected to continue progressing eastward this afternoon and
evening. The environment ahead of these storms will remain
supportive of supercells capable of tornadoes, hail from 1″ to 1.5″,
and damaging gusts from 45 to 65 mph.

The tornado watch area is approximately along and 55 statute miles
east and west of a line from 20 miles east southeast of Parkersburg
WV to 45 miles north of Youngstown OH. For a complete depiction of
the watch see the associated watch outline update (WOUS64 KWNS


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.



AVIATION…Tornadoes and 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 500. Mean
storm motion vector 25035.


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