Watch county notification for watch 259
National Weather Service Buffalo NY
621 PM EDT Sat May 21 2022
The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a
* Severe Thunderstorm Watch for portions of WYOMING COUNTY
Western and Central New York
* Effective this Saturday night and Sunday morning from 620 PM
until 100 AM EDT.
* Primary threats include...
Scattered damaging wind gusts to 70 mph possible
Isolated large hail events to 1.5 inches in diameter possible
SUMMARY...Storms will continue to develop east-northeastward into
and across western/central New York and northwest Pennsylvania this
evening, with damaging winds and some hail as the primary hazards.
Multiple rounds of storms could affect the region through late
evening and early in the overnight.
The severe thunderstorm watch area is approximately along and 40
statute miles north and south of a line from 10 miles west southwest
of Jamestown NY to 35 miles north northeast of Elmira NY. For a
complete depiction of the watch see the associated watch outline
update (WOUS64 KWNS WOU9).
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
OTHER WATCH INFORMATION...CONTINUE...WW 254...WW 255...WW
256...WW 257...WW 258...
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 550. Mean storm motion vector