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EXPIRED Severe Thunderstorm Watch #0553 for District Of Columbia, Delaware, Central and Eastern Maryland, Southern New Jersey, Central and Eastern Virginia, Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia, Coastal Waters
  • Scattered damaging wind gusts to 70 mph possible

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EXPIRED Severe Thunderstorm Watch #0553

Locations Affected

  • District Of Columbia
  • Delaware
  • Central and Eastern Maryland
  • Southern New Jersey
  • Central and Eastern Virginia
  • Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia
  • Coastal Waters
  • Severe Thunderstorm Watch Summary

    Thunderstorms are intensifying over the mountains of western Virginia. These storms will track eastward through the afternoon, posing a risk of locally damaging wind gusts.

    Severe Weather Threats

  • Scattered damaging wind gusts to 70 mph possible
  • Severe Thunderstorm Watch Details

    SEL3
    
    URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
    Severe Thunderstorm Watch Number 553
    NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
    240 PM EDT Wed Jul 17 2024
    
    The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a
    
    * Severe Thunderstorm Watch for portions of 
      District Of Columbia
      Delaware
      Central and Eastern Maryland
      Southern New Jersey
      Central and Eastern Virginia
      Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia
      Coastal Waters
    
    * Effective this Wednesday afternoon and evening from 240 PM
      until 1000 PM EDT.
    
    * Primary threats include...
      Scattered damaging wind gusts to 70 mph possible
    
    SUMMARY...Thunderstorms are intensifying over the mountains of
    western Virginia.  These storms will track eastward through the
    afternoon, posing a risk of locally damaging wind gusts.
    
    The severe thunderstorm watch area is approximately along and 110
    statute miles east and west of a line from 45 miles northeast of
    Baltimore MD to 10 miles southwest of Richmond VA. For a complete
    depiction of the watch see the associated watch outline update
    (WOUS64 KWNS WOU3).
    
    PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...
    
    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
    tornadoes.
    
    &&
    
    OTHER WATCH INFORMATION...CONTINUE...WW 552...
    
    AVIATION...A few severe thunderstorms with hail surface and aloft to
    1 inch. Extreme turbulence and surface wind gusts to 60 knots. A few
    cumulonimbi with maximum tops to 500. Mean storm motion vector
    27025.
    
    ...Hart

    National Risk Overview

    Thursday, July 18
    TORNADO: low
    HAIL: 5%
    WIND: 15%
    Friday, July 19
    TORNADO: low
    HAIL: 5%
    WIND: 5%
    Saturday, July 20
    ANY SEVERE: 5%
    Sunday, July 21
    ANY SEVERE: low / uncertain
    Monday, July 22
    ANY SEVERE: low / uncertain
    Tuesday, July 23
    ANY SEVERE: low / uncertain
    Wednesday, July 24
    ANY SEVERE: low / uncertain
    Thursday, July 25
    ANY SEVERE: low / uncertain

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