Amherst : Severe Thunderstorm Warning until 6:00 PM EDT

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    BULLETIN – IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
    SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING
    NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
    507 PM EDT THU AUG 16 2007

    THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BLACKSBURG HAS ISSUED A

    * SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR…
    AMHERST COUNTY IN CENTRAL VIRGINIA

    * UNTIL 600 PM EDT

    * AT 504 PM EDT…NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A
    SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING NICKEL SIZE HAIL…AND
    DAMAGING WINDS IN EXCESS OF 60 MPH. THIS STORM WAS LOCATED NEAR
    NAOLA…OR ABOUT NEAR BIG ISLAND…AND MOVING SOUTHEAST AT 20 MPH.

    * LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE…
    NAOLA…
    FORKS OF BUFFALO…
    ELON…
    FALCONERVILLE…

    IF YOU ARE CAUGHT OUTSIDE…SEEK SHELTER FROM THE WEATHER IN A STRONG
    BUILDING. DAMAGING WIND…LARGE HAIL…VERY HEAVY RAIN…AND DEADLY
    LIGHTNING ARE ALL POSSIBLE IN SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS. STAY INSIDE AWAY
    FROM WINDOWS UNTIL THE STORM HAS PASSED.

    PLEASE SEND YOUR REPORTS OF PENNY OR LARGER SIZED HAIL…AS WELL AS
    WIND DAMAGE…INCLUDING TREES OR LARGE LIMBS DOWNED BY CALLING THE
    NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TOLL FREE AT…1…8 6 6…2 1 5…4 3 2 4.

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