Nelson : Severe Thunderstorm Watch until 11 PM EDT

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    URGENT – IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
    SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH NUMBER 652
    NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
    555 PM EDT SAT AUG 25 2007

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

    DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
    CENTRAL AND WESTERN MARYLAND
    SOUTHEAST OHIO
    MUCH OF PENNSYLVANIA
    NORTHERN VIRGINIA
    CENTRAL AND NORTHERN WEST VIRGINIA
    COASTAL WATERS

    EFFECTIVE THIS SATURDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING FROM 555 PM UNTIL
    1100 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 140
    STATUTE MILES EAST AND WEST OF A LINE FROM 45 MILES NORTH
    NORTHWEST OF WILLIAMSPORT PENNSYLVANIA TO 45 MILES SOUTH
    SOUTHWEST OF ELKINS WEST VIRGINIA. FOR A COMPLETE DEPICTION OF
    THE WATCH SEE THE ASSOCIATED WATCH OUTLINE UPDATE (WOUS64 KWNS
    WOU2).

    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 650…WW 651…

    DISCUSSION…THUNDERSTORMS WILL CONTINUE TO DEVELOP ALONG THE COLD
    FRONT MOVING EWD/SEWD ACROSS OH INTO WV/PA THIS EVENING. MODERATE
    INSTABILITY AND VERTICAL SHEAR IN THE WARM SECTOR WILL SUPPORT
    ORGANIZED LINE SEGMENTS AND MULTICELL CLUSTERS…WITH THE THREAT FOR
    DAMAGING WINDS AND LARGE HAIL. FARTHER E…SEVERAL CLUSTERS OF
    STORMS FROM NRN VA INTO ERN PA WILL DRIFT E OF THE HIGHER TERRAIN
    AND BE MAINTAINED BY A VERY WARM/MOIST ENVIRONMENT WITH STRONG
    INSTABILITY NEAR AND W OF THE I-95 CORRIDOR. THOUGH VERTICAL SHEAR
    IS WEAK THIS FAR E…THE STRONG INSTABILITY SHOULD SUPPORT A
    CONTINUED THREAT FOR DAMAGING WET MICROBURSTS AND ISOLATED HAIL INTO
    THE LATE EVENING.

    County / city outline area:

    SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH OUTLINE UPDATE FOR WS 652
    NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
    555 PM EDT SAT AUG 25 2007

    VA
    . VIRGINIA COUNTIES INCLUDED ARE

    ALBEMARLE ARLINGTON AUGUSTA
    CLARKE CULPEPER FAIRFAX
    FAUQUIER FREDERICK GREENE
    HIGHLAND KING GEORGE LOUDOUN
    MADISON NELSON ORANGE
    PAGE PRINCE WILLIAM RAPPAHANNOCK
    ROCKINGHAM SHENANDOAH SPOTSYLVANIA
    STAFFORD WARREN

    VIRGINIA INDEPENDENT CITIES INCLUDED ARE

    ALEXANDRIA CHARLOTTESVILLE FAIRFAX
    FALLS CHURCH HARRISONBURG MANASSAS
    MANASSAS PARK STAUNTON WAYNESBORO
    WINCHESTER
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