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Philadelphia Office of Emergency Management
Tuesday May 15th, 2018 :: 05:29 p.m. EDT


Severe Thunderstorm Warning

Severe Thunderstorm Warning in effect until 6pm.  High winds, heavy rain, and frequent lightning possible.  Seek shelter.

The National Weather Service in Mount Holly NJ has issued a

* Severe Thunderstorm Warning for... 
  Ocean County in southern New Jersey... 
  Mercer County in central New Jersey... 
  northern Burlington County in southern New Jersey... 
  Middlesex County in northern New Jersey... 
  Monmouth County in central New Jersey... 
  southeastern Montgomery County in southeastern Pennsylvania... 
  southeastern Bucks County in southeastern Pennsylvania... 
  northeastern Chester County in southeastern Pennsylvania... 
  Philadelphia County in southeastern Pennsylvania... 
  northern Delaware County in southeastern Pennsylvania... 

* until 600 PM EDT.

* At 521 PM EDT, severe thunderstorms were located along a line 
  extending from near Keansburg to Valley Forge, moving east at 60 

  Hazard... 60 mph wind gusts and nickel size hail. Strong winds 
           precede the heaviest rains and thunder. 

  Source... radar indicated.

  Impact... damage to roofs, siding, trees, and power lines is 

* Locations impacted include... 
  Philadelphia, Toms River, Trenton, Long Branch, Asbury Park, Sandy
  Hook, Lakewood, Middletown, Old Bridge, Bensalem, Jackson, Howell,
  East Brunswick, South Brunswick, Sayreville, Marlboro, Manalapan,
  Ewing, Norristown and Willingboro.

Precautionary/preparedness actions... 

For your protection move to an interior room on the lowest floor of a

In addition to large hail and damaging winds, frequent cloud to
ground lightning is occurring with this storm. Move indoors
immediately. Remember, if you can hear thunder, you are close enough
to be struck by lightning.

Lat... Lon 4029 7397 3985 7407 3998 7501 4000 7504
      3998 7507 4007 7574 4039 7466 4038 7462
      4037 7461 4041 7458 4051 7426 4049 7427
      4044 7420 4046 7418 4045 7413 4041 7398
      4048 7402 4048 7401 4043 7397
time... Mot... loc 2121z 277deg 72kt 4047 7416 4009 7549 

Hail... 0.88in
wind... 60mph

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

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