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Radar valid at 315 pm PDT, Mar 26th 2020

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CAZ512-513-518-528>530-262215-
Northern Salinas Valley/Hollister Valley and Carmel Valley-Mountains
Of San Benito County And Interior Monterey County Including Pinnacles
National Park-Southern Monterey Bay and Big Sur Coast-Santa Clara
Valley Including San Jose-Santa Cruz Mountains-Northern Monterey Bay-
250 PM PDT Thu Mar 26 2020

...AN AREA OF STRONG THUNDERSTORMS WILL AFFECT SOUTHEASTERN SANTA
CRUZ...NORTHWESTERN SAN BENITO...SOUTH CENTRAL SANTA CLARA AND
NORTHWESTERN MONTEREY COUNTIES...

At 249 PM PDT, strong thunderstorms were clustered near Interlaken,
or near Watsonville, moving east at 5 mph.

Winds in excess of 30 mph and pea size hail are possible with this
storm. Accumulation of hail stones will be possible along with
brief heavy downpours.

Locations impacted include...
Salinas, Watsonville, Gilroy, Hollister, Corralitos, Ridgemark, Brown
Valley Road, Amesti, Prunedale, Interlaken, Freedom, San Juan
Bautista, Aromas, Pajaro, Elkhorn and Las Lomas.

Torrential rainfall is also occurring with this storm, and may cause
localized flooding. Do not drive your vehicle through flooded
roadways.

Frequent cloud to ground lightning is occurring with this storm.
Lightning can strike 10 miles away from a thunderstorm. Seek a safe
shelter inside a building or vehicle.

This storm may intensify, so be certain to monitor local radio
stations and available television stations for additional information
and possible warnings from the National Weather Service.

LAT...LON 3682 12179 3705 12179 3703 12149 3696 12142
3696 12138 3670 12132 3662 12149
TIME...MOT...LOC 2149Z 271DEG 5KT 3691 12165

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