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SPC Severe Thunderstorm Watch 292

WW 292 SEVERE TSTM ME 231650Z – 232300Z

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Severe Thunderstorm Watch Number 292
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
1250 PM EDT Thu May 23 2024

The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

* Severe Thunderstorm Watch for portions of 

* Effective this Thursday afternoon and evening from 1250 PM
  until 700 PM EDT.

* Primary threats include...
  Scattered damaging wind gusts to 65 mph possible
  Scattered large hail events to 1.5 inches in diameter possible

SUMMARY...Thunderstorms are intensifying across western Maine, and
should spread across the region through the afternoon.  Locally
damaging wind gusts and hail are possible in the stronger storms.

The severe thunderstorm watch area is approximately along and 60
statute miles east and west of a line from 40 miles west northwest
of Caribou ME to 25 miles east of Augusta ME. For a complete
depiction of the watch see the associated watch outline update


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
1.5 inches. Extreme turbulence and surface wind gusts to 55 knots. A
few cumulonimbi with maximum tops to 450. Mean storm motion vector


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