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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