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Attck of teh AzN Cow flu!

First Tornado Watch of the season

urgent - immediate broadcast requested
Tornado Watch number 277
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
1230 PM EDT Wed may 16 2007

The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a
Tornado Watch for portions of

western and central Massachusetts
far southern New Hampshire
far southern New York
northern Rhode Island

Effective this Wednesday afternoon and evening from 1230 PM until
600 PM EDT.

Tornadoes... hail to 1.5 inches in diameter... thunderstorm wind
gusts to 70 mph... and dangerous lightning are possible in these

The Tornado Watch area is approximately along and 45 statute
miles north and south of a line from 30 miles west of
Poughkeepsie New York to 20 miles east northeast of Worcester
Massachusetts. For a complete depiction of the watch see the
associated watch outline update (wous64 kwns wou7).

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.

Discussion... severe threat is increasing within this small area
early this afternoon... where strong heating and modest instability
is already occurring. If storms can remain discrete... shear values
are more than adequate for supercells and possibly
tornadoes... especially into MA/nrn CT. In addition... damaging winds
and isolated large hail should accompany the stronger storms.

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 26035.

... Evans

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