Friday, March 27, 2015

Tornado watch extended

In Pa., watch about to expire, but not in Delaware and South Jersey.

Tornado watch extended

The strong storms that soaked parts of the Pennsylvania suburbs and Philly are pummeling New Jersey.

The rains continue west of the river, but to the west the wire-ripping winds have calmed down considerably.

Meanwhile the Storm Prediction Center, in Oklahoma, has extended the tornado watch in South Jersey and in Kent and Sussex Counties, Delaware for two hours, until 9 p.m.

The watch for the rest of the region expires at 7.

So far the strongest wind-gust reporrt we've seen is 50 m.p.h., in Dewey Beach, Del.; Philadelphia International Airport weighed in with a 41 m.p.h. gust.

The worst of the rains have occurred to the north, with up to 8 inches reported in Carbon County. 


Tony Wood Inquirer Weather Columnist
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