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special marine
AT 832 PM EDT, A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING WATERSPOUTS WAS LOCATED OVER THE VICINITY OF TRENT RIVER, OR 19 NM WEST OF ORIENTAL, MOVING SOUTHEAST AT 35 KNOTS.  
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special marine
AT 829 PM EDT, A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING WATERSPOUTS WAS LOCATED 26 NM SOUTH OF BUOY 44017, MOVING NORTHEAST AT 25 KNOTS.  
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tornado
NC
AT 828 PM EDT, A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING A TORNADO WAS LOCATED NEAR TRENT WOODS, OR NEAR NEW BERN, MOVING SOUTHEAST AT 35 MPH.  
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Craven / Jones / Pamlico 2022-05-17 01:00:00 UTC show me
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severe thunderstorm
TX
AT 723 PM CDT, A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WAS LOCATED OVER BULA, OR 15 MILES NORTHEAST OF MORTON, MOVING NORTHEAST AT 35 MPH.  
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Bailey / Cochran / Hockley / Lamb 2022-05-17 01:30:00 UTC show me
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severe thunderstorm
NE
AT 722 PM CDT/622 PM MDT/, SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WERE LOCATED ALONG A LINE EXTENDING FROM 8 MILES NORTHEAST OF SENECA TO 21 MILES SOUTHWEST OF MERRITT RESERVOIR, MOVING EAST AT 25 MPH.  
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Cherry 2022-05-17 01:30:00 UTC show me
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severe thunderstorm
NM
AT 616 PM MDT, A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WAS LOCATED 8 MILES SOUTHWEST OF PUERTO DE LUNA, OR 15 MILES SOUTH OF SANTA ROSA, MOVING EAST AT 25 MPH.  
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DeBaca / Guadalupe 2022-05-17 01:00:00 UTC show me
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severe thunderstorm
NC / SC
AT 815 PM EDT, SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WERE LOCATED ALONG A LINE EXTENDING FROM NEAR BUTTERS TO FAIR BLUFF, MOVING EAST AT 30 MPH.  
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Bladen / Columbus / Horry 2022-05-17 01:00:00 UTC show me
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severe thunderstorm
NC
AT 811 PM EDT, A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WAS LOCATED NEAR JASPER, OR 15 MILES NORTHWEST OF NEW BERN, MOVING EAST AT 40 MPH.  
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Craven / Jones 2022-05-17 01:00:00 UTC show me
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severe thunderstorm
NM
AT 610 PM MDT, A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WAS LOCATED 9 MILES NORTHEAST OF ENCINO, OR 13 MILES NORTHWEST OF VAUGHN, MOVING EAST AT 10 MPH.  
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Guadalupe / Torrance 2022-05-17 01:00:00 UTC show me
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severe thunderstorm
TX
AT 702 PM CDT, A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WAS LOCATED OVER TOKIO, OR 13 MILES EAST OF PLAINS, MOVING NORTHEAST AT 25 MPH.  
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Cochran / Hockley / Lubbock / Terry / Yoakum 2022-05-17 01:00:00 UTC show me
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severe thunderstorm
TX
AT 653 PM CDT, A CLUSTER OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WERE LOCATED ON A LINE EXTENDING 10 MILES SOUTHEAST OF GAINES COUNTY AIRPORT, OR 13 MILES SOUTH O SEMINOLE, MOVING NORTH-NORTHEAST AT 25 MPH. A GUST OF 61 MPH WAS REPORTED AT SEMINOLE AIRPORT AT 645 PM CDT.  
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Andrews / Dawson / Gaines 2022-05-17 01:00:00 UTC show me
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special marine
AT 749 PM EDT, STRONG THUNDERSTORMS WERE LOCATED ALONG A LINE EXTENDING FROM NEAR OREGON INLET TO NEAR RODANTHE TO NEAR THE CENTER OF THE PAMLICO SOUND, MOVING EAST AT 35 KNOTS.  
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2022-05-17 00:45:00 UTC show me
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severe thunderstorm
VA
At 748 PM EDT, a severe thunderstorm was located near Lawsonia, or 19 miles southwest of Pocomoke City, moving east at 30 mph.  
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special marine
AT 747 PM EDT, A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WAS LOCATED NEAR DELAWARE LIGHTSHIP BUOY 44009, MOVING EAST AT 35 KNOTS.  
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special marine
AT 742 PM EDT, STRONG THUNDERSTORMS WERE LOCATED ALONG A LINE EXTENDING FROM 6 NM EAST OF DELAWARE LIGHTSHIP BUOY 44009 TO 8 NM NORTHEAST OF CHINCOTEAGUE BAY TO LONGS CREEK INLET, MOVING EAST AT 40 KNOTS.  
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severe thunderstorm
CO
At 540 PM MDT, a severe thunderstorm was located 4 miles east of Twin Buttes, or 17 miles southwest of Chappell, moving northeast at 20 mph.  
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Logan / Sedgwick EXPIRED show me
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special marine
At 738 PM EDT, severe thunderstorms were located along a line extending from 9 nm west of Chincoteague Bay to Northern Neck Reef, moving east at 40 knots.  
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2022-05-17 00:45:00 UTC show me
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severe thunderstorm
NE
At 637 PM CDT/537 PM MDT/, a severe thunderstorm was located 23 miles north of Whitman, or 28 miles northwest of Mullen, moving east at 25 mph.  
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Cherry EXPIRED show me
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severe thunderstorm
MD / VA
At 735 PM EDT, a severe thunderstorm was located over Lawsonia, or 15 miles west of Pocomoke City, moving east at 40 mph.  
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Somerset / Worcester / Accomack EXPIRED show me
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VT
At 730 PM EDT, a severe thunderstorm was located near Eden Mills, moving northeast at 30 mph.  
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Caledonia / Franklin / Lamoille / Orleans EXPIRED show me

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things you should know about this experimental live-updating page

  1. Warnings are delayed. If you are currently affected by severe storms, you should also be paying attention to a local source of information (tv, radio, etc), or have a weather radio, because information on this site can be delayed enough that it could cause you to lose valuable lead time.
  2. The map sometimes breaks in odd ways. At this time, I'm not sure of the actual cause, but every so often, the mapping software will basically lose track of the actual center of the map. It's most obvious when part of the map is black (it's not loading the background). Also, you may notice this bug when you zoom to a specific location or warning, and the map is not centered properly.

    How to fix: The easiest thing is to reload the page. Otherwise, you can try the following to get the map to fix itself:

    1. enter/exit fullscreen map mode
    2. resize the browser window (if a desktop)
    3. change the orientation of the screen (if a tablet/mobile device)
    4. add a new location marker (you can delete the new marker later)

  3. There is experimental voice notifications support. To my knowledge, this only works in the Chrome and Safari browsers. Chrome's default English voice will randomly stop with long text, so I've tried to break up the text into smaller chunks so this doesn't happen. However, this can lead to awkward pauses when it's speaking.
  4. There is now support for tracking custom locations. If you have voice notifications enabled, it will tell you which locations are impacted when it reads new warnings.
  5. Radar on the map will automatically refresh every 5 minutes.
  6. This page is under active development. And things tend to break. A lot. If you think something is wrong, you can reload the page. You can also use the normal severe weather map page which has the same data but does not automatically update.

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