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    SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH NUMBER 271
    NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
    1135 AM EDT SUN JUN 2 2013

    THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A

    * SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF
    NORTHERN CONNECTICUT
    MASSACHUSETTS
    MAINE
    NEW HAMPSHIRE
    EASTERN NEW YORK
    VERMONT

    * EFFECTIVE THIS SUNDAY MORNING AND EVENING FROM 1135 AM UNTIL
    800 PM EDT.

    * PRIMARY THREATS INCLUDE...
    SEVERAL DAMAGING WIND GUSTS TO 70 MPH LIKELY
    SEVERAL LARGE HAIL EVENTS TO 1.5 INCHES IN DIAMETER POSSIBLE
    A FEW TORNADOES POSSIBLE

    THE SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 80
    STATUTE MILES EAST AND WEST OF A LINE FROM 65 MILES NORTHWEST OF
    HOULTON MAINE TO 40 MILES SOUTH SOUTHWEST OF PITTSFIELD
    MASSACHUSETTS. FOR A COMPLETE DEPICTION OF THE WATCH SEE THE
    ASSOCIATED WATCH OUTLINE UPDATE (WOUS64 KWNS WOU1).

    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.

    &&

    DISCUSSION...SEVERAL BANDS OF STRONG/SEVERE STORMS ARE EXPECTED TO
    DEVELOP THROUGH THE AFTERNOON IN ADVANCE OF A STRONG SHORT WAVE
    TROUGH LIFTING NEWD TOWARD THE NERN STATES. STRONG HEATING OF A
    MOIST AIR MASS IS OCCURRING FROM ERN NY INTO NEW ENGLAND...WITH
    MLCAPE EXPECTED TO REACH 1500 J/KG. WSR-88D VAD WINDS INDICATE SWLY
    UNIDIRECTIONAL FLOW OF 30-40 KT IN THE LOW/MID LEVELS ACROSS THE
    AREA PROVIDING FAVORABLE SHEAR FOR ORGANIZED LINE SEGMENTS
    CONTAINING EMBEDDED BOW ECHOES WITH PRIMARY POTENTIAL FOR DAMAGING
    WIND GUSTS. THERE IS ALSO THE POSSIBLE OF AN ISOLATED TORNADO OR
    TWO...ESPECIALLY OVER PARTS OF NRN/CENTRAL ME.

    AVIATION...A FEW SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WITH HAIL SURFACE AND ALOFT
    TO 1.5 INCHES. EXTREME TURBULENCE AND SURFACE WIND GUSTS TO 60
    KNOTS. A FEW CUMULONIMBI WITH MAXIMUM TOPS TO 500. MEAN STORM
    MOTION VECTOR 24035.

    ...WEISS