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TORNADO WATCH : Nelson Area : CANCELLED @ 9:09 PM EDT 4.20.09

[ 0 ] April 20, 2009 |
The Tornado Watch area is highlighted in yellow. Graphic via The National Weather Service.

The Tornado Watch area is highlighted in yellow. Graphic via The National Weather Service.

Nelson County, Virginia
CANCELLED CANCELLED CANCELLED
Updated : 8:30 PM EDT 4.20.09 – Though Nelson is still technically under a tornado watch until 10 PM EDT, the severe weather threat for our immediate area has passed. More stable air is moving in and it is highly likely the NWS will trim back the watch area shortly with Nelson being dropped from inclusion.

We’ll keep you posted.

Scroll for specific county information.
URGENT – IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
TORNADO WATCH NUMBER 178
NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
250 PM EDT MON APR 20 2009

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

SOUTHEAST MARYLAND
NORTHERN NORTH CAROLINA
CENTRAL AND EASTERN VIRGINIA
COASTAL WATERS

EFFECTIVE THIS MONDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING FROM 250 PM UNTIL
1000 PM EDT.

TORNADOES…HAIL TO 2 INCHES IN DIAMETER…THUNDERSTORM WIND
GUSTS TO 70 MPH…AND DANGEROUS LIGHTNING ARE POSSIBLE IN THESE
AREAS.

THE TORNADO WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 85 STATUTE
MILES NORTH AND SOUTH OF A LINE FROM 20 MILES WEST OF DANVILLE
VIRGINIA TO 50 MILES SOUTHEAST OF PATUXENT RIVER MARYLAND. FOR A
COMPLETE DEPICTION OF THE WATCH SEE THE ASSOCIATED WATCH OUTLINE
UPDATE (WOUS64 KWNS WOU8).

REMEMBER…A TORNADO WATCH MEANS CONDITIONS ARE FAVORABLE FOR
TORNADOES AND 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.

DISCUSSION…THUNDERSTORMS ARE FORECAST TO INTENSIFY THIS AFTERNOON
OVER NORTHERN NC AND CENTRAL VA…AHEAD OF APPROACHING SURFACE LOW.
ACTIVITY WILL SPREAD NORTHEASTWARD ACROSS THE WATCH AREA POSING A
RISK OF LARGE HAIL AND DAMAGING WINDS. ENHANCED FORCING NEAR THE
WARM FRONT MAY ALSO POSE A RISK OF A FEW TORNADOES THIS AFTERNOON
AND EARLY EVENING.

AVIATION…TORNADOES AND A FEW SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WITH HAIL
SURFACE AND ALOFT TO 2 INCHES. EXTREME TURBULENCE AND SURFACE
WIND GUSTS TO 60 KNOTS. A FEW CUMULONIMBI WITH MAXIMUM TOPS TO
450. MEAN STORM MOTION VECTOR 24030.

TORNADO WATCH OUTLINE UPDATE FOR WT 178
NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
250 PM EDT MON APR 20 2009

TORNADO WATCH 178 IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1000 PM EDT FOR THE
FOLLOWING LOCATIONS

VAC003-007-009-011-019-025-029-031-033-036-037-041-047-049-053-
057-065-067-073-075-079-081-083-085-087-089-093-095-097-099-101-
103-109-111-113-115-117-119-125-127-133-135-137-143-145-147-149-
159-175-177-179-181-183-193-199-515-540-550-570-590-595-620-630-
650-670-680-690-700-710-730-735-740-760-800-810-830-210200-
/O.NEW.KWNS.TO.A.0178.090420T1850Z-090421T0200Z/

VA
. VIRGINIA COUNTIES INCLUDED ARE

ALBEMARLE AMELIA AMHERST
APPOMATTOX BEDFORD BRUNSWICK
BUCKINGHAM CAMPBELL CAROLINE
CHARLES CITY CHARLOTTE CHESTERFIELD
CULPEPER CUMBERLAND DINWIDDIE
ESSEX FLUVANNA FRANKLIN
GLOUCESTER GOOCHLAND GREENE
GREENSVILLE HALIFAX HANOVER
HENRICO HENRY ISLE OF WIGHT
JAMES CITY KING AND QUEEN KING GEORGE
KING WILLIAM LANCASTER LOUISA
LUNENBURG MADISON MATHEWS
MECKLENBURG MIDDLESEX NELSON
NEW KENT NORTHUMBERLAND NOTTOWAY
ORANGE PITTSYLVANIA POWHATAN
PRINCE EDWARD PRINCE GEORGE RICHMOND
SOUTHAMPTON SPOTSYLVANIA STAFFORD
SURRY SUSSEX WESTMORELAND
YORK

VIRGINIA INDEPENDENT CITIES INCLUDED ARE

BEDFORD CHARLOTTESVILLE CHESAPEAKE
COLONIAL HEIGHTS DANVILLE EMPORIA
FRANKLIN FREDERICKSBURG HAMPTON
HOPEWELL LYNCHBURG MARTINSVILLE
NEWPORT NEWS NORFOLK PETERSBURG
POQUOSON PORTSMOUTH RICHMOND
SUFFOLK VIRGINIA BEACH WILLIAMSBURG

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