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      Severe Thunderstorm Watch

      A Severe Thunderstorm Watch is in effect for parts of central New York through 10 pm

      This severe thunderstorm watch is in effect for Chenango, extreme southeastern Madison, Otsego, and extreme Southern Herkimer counties.

      A severe thunderstorm watch is issued to alert you to the possibility that thunderstorms containing damaging winds of 58 mph or higher and/or large hail of 1â?? in diameter or bigger may develop at some point during the next several hours. A watch does not mean severe weather is occurring.

      -- Go about your normal activities, but be aware of the possibility of severe weather developing.

      -- Keep an eye on Interactive Doppler and Triple Doppler radars on CNYcentral.com.

      -- Keep your phone with your CNYcentral mobile app turned on so if warnings are issued you will know.

      -- Periodically check NBC-3, CBS-5 and CW-6 for updates on the weather and possible warnings.

      -- Plan how to get to a safe place quickly if a warning is issued for your area or if severe weather is observed where you are.

      Stay updated with this storm with these links:

      -- Interactive Doppler Radar: http://www.cnycentral.com/weather/interactive.aspx

      -- Triple Doppler Radar: http://www.cnycentral.com/weather/radar.aspx

      -- Lightning Strikes: Lightning Strikes: http://www.cnycentral.com/weather/images/uploaded/lightning.JPG

      -- Watches/Warnings: http://www.cnycentral.com/weather/images/uploaded/warnings.JPG (Make sure to hit the 'F5' key to refresh the page.)

      -- Follow CNY Central Meteorologists on Twitter: http://twitter.com/CNYcentral/cnycentralweather