The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a
* Severe Thunderstorm Watch for portions of
Central and Eastern New York
Much of Pennsylvania
Northern West Virginia
* Effective this Wednesday afternoon and evening from 100 PM
until 800 PM EDT.
* Primary threats include...
Scattered damaging wind gusts to 70 mph likely
Scattered large hail events to 1 inch in diameter possible
SUMMARY...Scattered thunderstorms will continue to develop through
the afternoon in a warm/humid air mass. The strongest storms will
pose a risk of gusty/damaging wind gusts through early evening.
The severe thunderstorm watch area is approximately along and 75
statute miles north and south of a line from 50 miles south
southwest of Akron OH to 45 miles northeast of Pittsfield MA. For a
complete depiction of the watch see the associated watch outline
update (WOUS64 KWNS WOU5).
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
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 450. Mean storm motion vector
IN PENNSYLVANIA THIS WATCH INCLUDES 33 COUNTIES
IN CENTRAL PENNSYLVANIA
ADAMS BEDFORD BLAIR
CAMBRIA CAMERON CENTRE
CLEARFIELD CLINTON COLUMBIA
CUMBERLAND DAUPHIN ELK
FRANKLIN FULTON HUNTINGDON
JUNIATA LANCASTER LEBANON
LYCOMING MCKEAN MIFFLIN
MONTOUR NORTHUMBERLAND PERRY
POTTER SCHUYLKILL SNYDER
SOMERSET SULLIVAN TIOGA
UNION WARREN YORK
THIS INCLUDES THE CITIES OF ALTOONA, BEDFORD, BERWICK,
BLOOMSBURG, BRADFORD, CARLISLE, CHAMBERSBURG, CLEARFIELD,
COUDERSPORT, DANVILLE, DUBOIS, EMPORIUM, GETTYSBURG, HARRISBURG,
HERSHEY, HUNTINGDON, JOHNSTOWN, LANCASTER, LAPORTE, LEBANON,
LEWISBURG, LEWISTOWN, LOCK HAVEN, MANSFIELD, MCCONNELLSBURG,
MIFFLINTOWN, MOUNT UNION, NEWPORT, POTTSVILLE, RENOVO, RIDGWAY,
SELINSGROVE, SHAMOKIN, SOMERSET, ST. MARYS, STATE COLLEGE,
SUNBURY, WARREN, WAYNESBORO, WELLSBORO, WILLIAMSPORT, AND YORK.