Saturday, September 8, 2012

Significant Severe Weather Event 
for Mid-Atlantic and Northeast


TORNADO & SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCHES 
FROM CENTRAL VIRGINIA TO UPPER NEW YORK


2:30 PM EDT 9/8 - A significant severe weather event is in progress across much of the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast today. According to the NOAA Storm Prediction Center, areas that should expect the highest impact include:
  • Much of New York State, including Metro NYC.
  • Eastern Pennsylvania
  • New Jersey. 
  • Northeastern Maryland
  • Northern Delaware
  • Northern and Central Virginia, WV panhandle
It is not out of the question that coverage of severe weather may be widespread. 


Increasing risk of a damaging wind event in much of the Mid-Atlantic


CURRENT INDICATORS: Atmospheric conditions are still on track for a dangerous severe weather event this afternoon and evening. A band of showers and thunderstorms currently over West Virginia into the western half of Pennsylvania will likely intensify this afternoon as it moves eastward. 

HAZARDS: The more intense thunderstorms will be capable of producing powerful winds over 70 mph, isolated tornadoes, and large hail of 1/2" or greater.

TIMING
  • 12 PM to 4 PM for areas of PA west of I-83 
  • 2 PM to 4 PM for areas of MD west of I-95
  • 4 PM to 7 PM for areas along I-95
  • 7 PM to 10 PM for areas east of I-95
NOAA SPC STATEMENT



Forecasters Jason M., Josh O., Mr. Foot and the Severe Weather Team

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