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Nelson & Surrounding : Severe Thunderstorm Watch until 9 PM EDT

[ 1 ] August 21, 2007 |

REFRESH Nelson County Life Magazine HERE for the latest updates:

Scroll below map and watch text for specific county and city outline area.

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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