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Philadelphia Office of Emergency Management
Wednesday August 7th, 2019 :: 02:13 p.m. EDT


Severe Thunderstorm Watch

Severe Thunderstorm Watch until 9 PM. Thunderstorms are possible with heavy rains and gusty winds.

The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Watch for Philadelphia and surrounding counties.

This watch means that conditions are favorable for thunderstorms containing 1 inch or larger hail and/or wind gusts of at least 58 mph (50 knots).  Persons in the watch area 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.

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Philadelphia Office of Emergency Management
240 Spring Garden St
Philadelphia, PA 19123

Emergency: 9-1-1

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