TORNADO Watch NW CT Until 9PM

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By Gil Simmons on July 26, 2012, 2:16pm

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Tornado Watch #525

A Tornado Watch has been issued for Northwestern Connecticut until 9PM.

There may be more area covered by an updated watch as the afternoon passes.

Clouds are breaking up and sun is starting to heat the atmosphere for most of Western Connecticut. CAPE values should increase quickly in response to heating. Winds at 850mb-700mb will increase through the evening and this will enhance the severe risk. I have noticed an increased threat for severe weather south of the actual watch. All residents in Connecticut should remain alert for changing weather through midnight tonight.

Here's the bulletin from the Storm Prediction Center:

URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   TORNADO WATCH NUMBER 525
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   210 PM EDT THU JUL 26 2012
  
   THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A
   TORNADO WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF
  
          WESTERN CONNECTICUT
          WESTERN MASSACHUSETTS
          CENTRAL AND EASTERN NEW YORK
          NORTHEAST PENNSYLVANIA
          SOUTHERN VERMONT
  
   EFFECTIVE THIS THURSDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING FROM 210 PM UNTIL
   900 PM EDT.
  
   TORNADOES...HAIL TO 2 INCHES IN DIAMETER...THUNDERSTORM WIND
   GUSTS TO 80 MPH...AND DANGEROUS LIGHTNING ARE POSSIBLE IN THESE
   AREAS.
  
   THE TORNADO WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 65 STATUTE
   MILES NORTH AND SOUTH OF A LINE FROM 15 MILES SOUTH SOUTHWEST OF
   ELMIRA NEW YORK TO 20 MILES NORTHEAST OF PITTSFIELD
   MASSACHUSETTS.  FOR A COMPLETE DEPICTION OF THE WATCH SEE THE
   ASSOCIATED WATCH OUTLINE UPDATE (WOUS64 KWNS WOU5).
  
   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 524...
  
   DISCUSSION...INTENSE THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED TO DEVELOP ACROSS
   THE WATCH AREA THIS AFTERNOON.  ONE CLUSTER OF ONGOING STORMS OVER
   WESTERN NY/PA WILL MOVE RAPIDLY EASTWARD WITH A THREAT OF DAMAGING
   WINDS AND HAIL.  OTHER MORE DISCRETE STORMS MAY FORM ON/NORTH OF
   RETREATING WARM FRONT.  THESE STORMS WILL POTENTIALLY BECOME
   SUPERCELLULAR WITH A RISK OF LARGE HAIL...DAMAGING WINDS...AND
   ISOLATED TORNADOES.
  
   AVIATION...TORNADOES AND A FEW SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WITH HAIL
   SURFACE AND ALOFT TO 2 INCHES. EXTREME TURBULENCE AND SURFACE
   WIND GUSTS TO 70 KNOTS. A FEW CUMULONIMBI WITH MAXIMUM TOPS TO
   500. MEAN STORM MOTION VECTOR 24035.
  
  
   ...HART

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