Nelson & Surrounding : Severe Thunderstorm Watch until 9 PM EDT

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    URGENT – IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
    SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH NUMBER 629
    NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
    215 PM EDT TUE AUG 21 2007

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

    NORTHWEST NORTH CAROLINA
    WESTERN VIRGINIA
    A SMALL PART OF THE EASTERN WEST VIRGINIA PANHANDLE

    EFFECTIVE THIS TUESDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING FROM 215 PM UNTIL
    900 PM EDT.

    HAIL TO 1.5 INCHES 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 55
    STATUTE MILES EAST AND WEST OF A LINE FROM STAUNTON VIRGINIA TO
    15 MILES EAST SOUTHEAST OF HICKORY NORTH CAROLINA. FOR A
    COMPLETE DEPICTION OF THE WATCH SEE THE ASSOCIATED WATCH OUTLINE
    UPDATE (WOUS64 KWNS WOU9).

    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.

    DISCUSSION…THUNDERSTORMS ARE DEVELOPING OVER THE MOUNTAINS AND
    FOOTHILLS IN ADVANCE OF THE REMNANTS OF TS ERIN. STRONG SURFACE
    HEATING AND STEEP LOW-LEVEL LAPSE RATES WILL FAVOR DAMAGING
    DOWNBURST WINDS AS CONVECTION ORGANIZES INTO SEVERAL SHORT LINE
    SEGMENTS THROUGH THE AFTERNOON INTO NC/VA.

    County / city outline area of watch:

    WATCH COUNTY NOTIFICATION FOR WATCH 629
    NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC
    212 PM EDT TUE AUG 21 2007

    VAC003-015-079-091-125-165-540-660-790-820-WVC071-220100-
    /O.NEW.KLWX.SV.A.0629.070821T1815Z-070822T0100Z/

    THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS ISSUED SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH
    629 IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM EDT THIS EVENING FOR THE FOLLOWING AREAS

    IN VIRGINIA THIS WATCH INCLUDES 6 COUNTIES

    IN CENTRAL VIRGINIA

    ALBEMARLE GREENE NELSON

    IN WESTERN VIRGINIA

    AUGUSTA HIGHLAND ROCKINGHAM

    IN WEST VIRGINIA THIS WATCH INCLUDES 1 COUNTY

    IN NORTHEAST WEST VIRGINIA

    PENDLETON

    IN VIRGINIA THIS WATCH INCLUDES 4 INDEPENDENT CITIES

    IN CENTRAL VIRGINIA

    CHARLOTTESVILLE

    IN NORTHWEST VIRGINIA

    CITY OF HARRISONBURG

    IN WESTERN VIRGINIA

    CITY OF STAUNTON CITY OF WAYNESBORO

    THIS INCLUDES THE CITIES OF…CHARLOTTESVILLE…CHARLOTTESVILLE…
    FRANKLIN…GREENFIELD…HARRISONBURG…HARRISONBURG…MONTEREY…
    STANARDSVILLE…STAUNTON…STAUNTON…WAYNESBORO AND WAYNESBORO.

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