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Boston Tornado Watch: Eight Massachusetts Counties On Alert For Severe Weather

Northeast Tornados Noaa

First Posted: 06/01/11 04:12 PM ET Updated: 08/01/11 06:12 AM ET

The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch for Boston as hazardous weather forms in the northeast United States.

From the National Weather Service:

THE MAIN THREATS FROM THESE POSSIBLE SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WILL BE FROM LARGE HAIL AND DAMAGING STRAIGHT-LINE WINDS. ISOLATED TORNADOES ARE ALSO POSSIBLE. A TORNADO WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH 8 PM EDT.

In total, seven Massachusetts counties are under a tornado watch, including Essex, Franklin, Hampden, Hampshire, Middlesex, Norfolk, Suffolk and Worcester.

The tornado watch, which is in effect until 8 p.m. tonight, covers eight states, from Maine to New Jersey, and includes New York, Newark, Philadelphia, Providence and Hartford.

The Associated Press reports that these areas could experience winds up to 70 mph as well as golf ball-sized hail.


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Filed by Timothy Stenovec  |