Tornado watch issued until 5pm for New York City, Washington, parts of Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York

WW0543 Radar

Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood Moderate Low
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
Moderate Moderate
Severe Hail 2″+ Hail
Very Low Very Low

Note:  The expiration time in the watch graphic is amended if the watch is replaced, cancelled or extended.
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   SEL3

   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   TORNADO WATCH NUMBER 543
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   900 AM EDT MON OCT 7 2013

   THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A

   * TORNADO WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF 
     DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
     DELAWARE
     CENTRAL AND NORTHERN MARYLAND
     NEW JERSEY
     CENTRAL AND EASTERN NEW YORK
     CENTRAL AND EASTERN PENNSYLVANIA
     NORTHERN VIRGINIA
     COASTAL WATERS

   * EFFECTIVE THIS MONDAY MORNING AND AFTERNOON FROM 900 AM UNTIL
     500 PM EDT.

   * PRIMARY THREATS INCLUDE...
     SEVERAL TORNADOES POSSIBLE
     SEVERAL DAMAGING WIND GUSTS WITH A FEW SIGNIFICANT GUSTS TO 75
       MPH POSSIBLE

   THE TORNADO WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 100 STATUTE
   MILES EAST AND WEST OF A LINE FROM 30 MILES SOUTHEAST OF
   WASHINGTON DISTRICT OF COLUM TO 30 MILES NORTH NORTHEAST OF UTICA
   NEW YORK.  FOR A COMPLETE DEPICTION OF THE WATCH SEE THE
   ASSOCIATED WATCH OUTLINE UPDATE (WOUS64 KWNS WOU3).

   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.

   &&

   DISCUSSION...GRADUAL INCREASE IN SVR POTENTIAL IS FCST THROUGH
   REMAINDER MORNING AND INTO AFTN.  PRIMARY RISK WILL BE DAMAGING
   WIND...ALTHOUGH A FEW TORNADOES MAY OCCUR WITH EITHER QLCS/BOW
   CIRCULATIONS OR ANY SUPERCELLS THAT CAN DEVELOP AHEAD OF PRIMARY
   CONVECTIVE BANDS.  MRGL BUOYANCY...RICH LOW-LEVEL MOISTURE...AND STG
   DEEP/SPEED SHEAR WILL CHARACTERIZE AIR MASS IN PROSPECTIVE
   CONVECTIVE INFLOW.   AVIATION...TORNADOES AND A FEW SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WITH HAIL
   SURFACE AND ALOFT TO 0.5 INCH. EXTREME TURBULENCE AND SURFACE
   WIND GUSTS TO 65 KNOTS. A FEW CUMULONIMBI WITH MAXIMUM TOPS TO
   450. MEAN STORM MOTION VECTOR 22035.