NELSON : Severe Thunderstorm Watch #818 In Effect Until 7 PM Eastern

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    URGENT – IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
    SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH NUMBER 818
    NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
    135 PM EDT SUN AUG 10 2008

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

    DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
    MARYLAND
    SOUTHEAST PENNSYLVANIA
    NORTHERN VIRGINIA
    FAR EASTERN PANHANDLE OF WEST VIRGINIA
    COASTAL WATERS

    EFFECTIVE THIS SUNDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING FROM 135 PM UNTIL 700
    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 65
    STATUTE MILES NORTH AND SOUTH OF A LINE FROM 30 MILES NORTHEAST
    OF DOVER DELAWARE TO 35 MILES NORTH NORTHWEST OF STAUNTON
    VIRGINIA. FOR A COMPLETE DEPICTION OF THE WATCH SEE THE
    ASSOCIATED WATCH OUTLINE UPDATE (WOUS64 KWNS WOU8).

    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

    Aerial Outline for STW #818:

    The National Weather Service has issued Severe Thunderstorm Watch
    818 in effect until 7 PM EDT this evening for the following areas

    The District of Columbia

    In Maryland this watch includes 12 counties

    In central Maryland

    Anne Arundel Howard Montgomery
    Prince Georges

    In north central Maryland

    Carroll Frederick Washington

    In northern Maryland

    Baltimore Harford

    In southern Maryland

    Calvert Charles St. Marys

    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

    In western Virginia

    Augusta Highland Rockingham

    In West Virginia this watch includes 3 counties

    In northeast West Virginia

    Berkeley Jefferson Morgan

    In Maryland this watch includes 1 independent city

    In northern Maryland

    Baltimore City

    In Virginia this watch includes 11 independent cities

    In central Virginia

    Charlottesville City of Fredericksburg

    In northern Virginia

    City of Alexandria City of Fairfax City of Falls Church
    City of Manassas City of Manassas Park

    In northwest Virginia

    City of Harrisonburg City of Winchester

    In western Virginia

    City of Staunton City of Waynesboro

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