URGENT – IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
Tornado Watch Number 634
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
1250 PM EDT Sat Aug 12 2023
The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a
* Tornado Watch for portions of
Southern and central New York
Northern and eastern Ohio
Western and northern Pennsylvania
West Virginia Panhandle
* Effective this Saturday afternoon and evening from 1250 PM
until 900 PM EDT.
* Primary threats include…
A couple tornadoes possible
Scattered damaging wind gusts to 70 mph likely
Scattered large hail and isolated very large hail events to 2.5
inches in diameter possible
SUMMARY…Scattered to numerous strong to severe thunderstorms are
forecast to develop this afternoon and persist into this evening as
this activity moves generally west to east across the watch area.
The stronger storms are expected to become supercellular and pose a
large to very large hail threat, but also some tornado risk.
The tornado watch area is approximately along and 70 statute miles
north and south of a line from 50 miles south southeast of Utica NY
to 45 miles northwest of Columbus 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.
OTHER WATCH INFORMATION…CONTINUE…WW 633…
AVIATION…Tornadoes and a few severe thunderstorms with hail
surface and aloft to 2.5 inches. Extreme turbulence and surface wind
gusts to 60 knots. A few cumulonimbi with maximum tops to 500. Mean
storm motion vector 27030.