Severe Thunderstorm Warning Issued


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Sat, May 25 @ 5:55pm

Severe Thunderstorm Warning issued May 25 at 5:44PM EDT until May 25 at 6:45PM EDT by NWS Pittsburgh PA


The National Weather Service in Pittsburgh has issued a

* Severe Thunderstorm Warning for...
Northeastern Washington County in southwestern Pennsylvania...
Central Allegheny County in southwestern Pennsylvania...
West central Westmoreland County in southwestern Pennsylvania...

* Until 645 PM EDT.

* At 543 PM EDT, a severe thunderstorm was located over Robinson
Township, or near Mount Lebanon, moving southeast at 25 mph.

HAZARD...Golf ball size hail and 60 mph wind gusts.

SOURCE...Trained weather spotters reported quarter size hail
across Allegheny County.

IMPACT...People and animals outdoors will be injured. Expect hail
damage to roofs, siding, windows, and vehicles. Expect
wind damage to trees and power lines, resulting in some
power outages.

* Locations impacted include...
Pittsburgh, Penn Hills, Mount Lebanon, Bethel Park, Ross Township,
McCandless Township, Monroeville, McMurray, McKeesport, Jeannette,
Canonsburg, Gastonville, Shaler Township, West Mifflin, North Side
Pittsburgh, Baldwin, Upper St. Clair, Murrysville, Scott Township,
and Wilkinsburg.

This includes the following highways...
Interstate 70 in Pennsylvania between mile markers 28 and 37.
Pennsylvania Turnpike between mile markers 57 and 68.
Interstate 79 in Pennsylvania between mile markers 46 and 65.
Parkway North between mile markers 1 and 9.
Interstate 376 in Pennsylvania between mile markers 59 and 83.

Remain alert for a possible tornado! Tornadoes can develop quickly
from severe thunderstorms. If you spot a tornado go at once into the
basement or small central room in a sturdy structure.

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

Large hail, damaging wind, and continuous cloud to ground lightning
are occurring with this storm. Move indoors immediately. Lightning is
one of nature's leading killers. Remember, if you can hear thunder,
you are close enough to be struck by lightning.

Please report severe weather by calling 412-262-1988, posting to
the NWS Pittsburgh Facebook page, or using Twitter @NWSPITTSBURGH.

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