SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING (McKean Co.)

The National Weather Service has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Warning.

BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE STATE COLLEGE PA
914 PM EDT TUE MAY 28 2013

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN STATE COLLEGE PA HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR...
  WESTERN MCKEAN COUNTY PENNSYLVANIA...
  WARREN COUNTY PENNSYLVANIA...

* UNTIL 1015 PM EDT

* AT 909 PM EDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A
  SEVERE THUNDERSTORM. THE STORM WAS NEAR GARLAND...MOVING EAST AT 35
  MPH. THIS STORM IS CAPABLE OF PRODUCING ONE INCH DIAMETER HAIL...
  AND DAMAGING WINDS IN EXCESS OF 60 MPH. AN ADDITIONAL LINE OF      
  THUNDERSTORMS...OVER EASTERN ERIE AND SOUTHWESTERN                 
  CHAUTAUQUA COUNTIES...WILL MOVE IN BEHIND THIS INDIVIDUAL
  THUNDERSTORM.  

* LOCATIONS INCLUDED IN THE WARNING...
  WARREN...CHAPMAN STATE PARK...COLUMBUS...GRAND VALLEY...KINZUA
  DAM...LOTTSVILLE...LUDLOW...MARSHBURG...RUSSELL...SCANDIA...
  SHEFFIELD...SPRING CREEK...WETMORE AND YOUNGSVILLE.

OTHER NOTABLE LOCATIONS IN THE WARNING... UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH -
BRADFORD.

THIS WILL IMPACT THE FOLLOWING MAJOR ROADS...ROUTE 6...ROUTE 62...
ROUTE 219...STATE ROAD 59.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

DOPPLER RADAR HAS INDICATED SOME WEAK ROTATION WITHIN THE STORM NEAR 
GARLAND. WHILE NOT IMMEDIATELY LIKELY...A TORNADO MAY STILL DEVELOP. 
IF A TORNADO IS SPOTTED...ACT QUICKLY AND MOVE TO A PLACE OF SAFETY 
IN A STURDY STRUCTURE...SUCH AS A BASEMENT OR SMALL INTERIOR ROOM ON 
THE LOWEST FLOOR.

NEARLY CONTINUOUS CLOUD TO GROUND LIGHTNING IS OCCURRING WITH THIS
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM. WHEN THUNDER ROARS...MOVE INDOORS! REMEMBER...IF
YOU CAN HEAR THUNDER...YOU ARE CLOSE ENOUGH TO BE STRUCK BY
LIGHTNING.

SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS PRODUCE DAMAGE. MOVE INSIDE A PERMANENT BUILDING
NOW TO BE SAFE FROM STRONG WIND GUSTS AND LARGE HAIL.

PLEASE REPORT HAIL...STRONG WINDS OR WIND DAMAGE TO THE NATIONAL
WEATHER SERVICE IN STATE COLLEGE THROUGH TWITTER OR FACEBOOK.

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