Severe Thunderstorm Watch Issued For Dutchess, Ulster & Other Counties


The National Weather Service Storm Prediction Center has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Watch for Dutchess Ulster and several other counties in effect until 10 tonight. The Weather Service says a Severe Thunderstorm Watch is issued “when conditions are favorable for the development of severe thunderstorms in and close to the Watch area. A severe thunderstorm by definition is a thunderstorm that produces one inch hail in diameter and/or winds equal or exceed(ing) 58 miles an hour.” Here is the alert:

HEADLINE: Severe Thunderstorm Watch issued July 17 at 1:57PM EDT until July 17 at 10:00PM EDT by NWS Storm Prediction Center

DESCRIPTION: SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH 516 IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1000 PM EDT

FOR THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS

NY

. NEW YORK COUNTIES INCLUDED ARE

ALBANY BRONX BROOME

CHEMUNG CHENANGO COLUMBIA

DELAWARE DUTCHESS GREENE

KINGS NASSAU NEW YORK

ORANGE OTSEGO PUTNAM

QUEENS RENSSELAER RICHMOND

ROCKLAND SCHOHARIE SUFFOLK

SULLIVAN TIOGA ULSTER

WESTCHESTER

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