Nelson : Severe Thunderstorm Watch until 8:00PM EDT : Canceled @ 6:09 PM EDT

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    An increasingly unstable atmosphere is developing over Central Virginia. The Storm Prediction Center has issued the following watch until 8PM EDT.

    URGENT – IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
    SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH NUMBER 556
    NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
    125 PM EDT FRI JUL 27 2007

    THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A
    SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF

    DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
    NORTHERN MARYLAND
    NORTHERN AND WESTERN VIRGINIA
    WEST VIRGINIA PANHANDLE
    COASTAL WATERS

    EFFECTIVE THIS FRIDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING FROM 125 PM UNTIL 800
    PM EDT.

    HAIL TO 1 INCH IN DIAMETER…THUNDERSTORM WIND GUSTS TO 70
    MPH…AND DANGEROUS LIGHTNING ARE POSSIBLE IN THESE AREAS.

    THE SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 75
    STATUTE MILES EAST AND WEST OF A LINE FROM 40 MILES NORTHWEST OF
    BALTIMORE MARYLAND TO 40 MILES SOUTH SOUTHEAST OF DUBLIN
    VIRGINIA. FOR A COMPLETE DEPICTION OF THE WATCH SEE THE
    ASSOCIATED WATCH OUTLINE UPDATE (WOUS64 KWNS WOU6).

    REMEMBER…A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH MEANS CONDITIONS ARE
    FAVORABLE FOR SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS IN AND CLOSE TO THE WATCH
    AREA. PERSONS IN THESE AREAS SHOULD BE ON THE LOOKOUT FOR
    THREATENING WEATHER CONDITIONS AND LISTEN FOR LATER STATEMENTS
    AND POSSIBLE WARNINGS. SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS CAN AND OCCASIONALLY
    DO PRODUCE TORNADOES.

    OTHER WATCH INFORMATION…CONTINUE…WW 555…

    DISCUSSION…THUNDERSTORMS SHOULD INCREASE IN COVERAGE AND INTENSITY
    ACROSS THE REGION THIS AFTERNOON AS SERIES OF WEAK MID LEVEL
    DISTURBANCES ROTATE THROUGH SRN PERIPHERY OF LARGER SCALE UPPER LOW
    OVER THE EASTERN GREAT LAKES. SUSTAINED ASCENT ACROSS VERY
    WARM/MOIST AND UNSTABLE AIR MASS SHOULD PROMOTE ROBUST CONVECTION.
    DEEP LAYER WLY FLOW WILL SUPPORT WIND DAMAGE POTENTIAL AS STORM
    MERGERS AND UPSCALE GROWTH OCCUR. MARGINAL SEVERE HAIL WILL ALSO BE
    POSSIBLE WITH A FEW OF THE MORE INTENSE UPDRAFTS

    County outline area for Virginia:

    IN VIRGINIA THIS WATCH INCLUDES 23 COUNTIES

    IN CENTRAL VIRGINIA

    ALBEMARLE GREENE KING GEORGE
    NELSON ORANGE SPOTSYLVANIA

    IN NORTHERN VIRGINIA

    ARLINGTON CULPEPER FAIRFAX
    FAUQUIER LOUDOUN PRINCE WILLIAM
    STAFFORD

    IN NORTHWEST VIRGINIA

    CLARKE FREDERICK MADISON
    PAGE RAPPAHANNOCK SHENANDOAH
    WARREN

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