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Tornado Watch Issued for Centre County

by on October 31, 2019 3:27 PM

A tornado watch is in effect through Thursday night for a wide swath of central Pennsylvania, including Centre County.

According to the National Weather Service, a line of severe thunderstorms is expected to cross central Pennsylvania between approximately 5 and 10 p.m. 

"Some areas will see damaging wind gusts of 60 to 80 mph along this line of storms," a NWS alert said. "Given how strong the winds are in the lower levels of the atmosphere, isolated tornadoes are also a possibility."

Hail up to the size of small marbles also is possible.

A tornado watch means that tornadoes are possible in or near the watch area. A warning would be issued if a tornado has been sighted or indicated by radar.

The tornado watch is in effect until midnight for a 29-county area. It also includes parts of Maryland, Washington, D.C., Virginia and West Virginia.



Geoff Rushton is managing editor for StateCollege.com. Contact him at [email protected] or find him on Twitter at @geoffrushton.
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