TORNADO WATCH: ! Canceled – Canceled !

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Via NWS: A New Tornado Watch has been issued for Nelson County, Wintergreen and most of Central Virginia (highllighted in red above) until 2AM EDT. For the latest updates look to your right under Nelson Weather Alerts and be sure to refresh your browser often.

! CANCELED – CANCELED – CANCELED!

THIS WATCH HAS BEEN REPLACED WITH A NEW WATCH #247 UNTIL 8 AM EDT ON APRIL 28TH, 2011

URGENT – IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
TORNADO WATCH NUMBER 240
NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
615 PM EDT WED APR 27 2011

SCROLL DOWN FOR COUNTY AND CITY OUTLINE AREAS

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

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
MARYLAND
NORTHERN NORTH CAROLINA
CENTRAL AND EASTERN VIRGINIA
EASTERN WEST VIRGINIA
COASTAL WATERS

EFFECTIVE THIS WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY MORNING FROM 615 PM
UNTIL 200 AM 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 70 STATUTE
MILES EAST AND WEST OF A LINE FROM 15 MILES NORTHEAST OF
MARTINSBURG WEST VIRGINIA TO 30 MILES WEST SOUTHWEST OF RALEIGH
NORTH CAROLINA. FOR A COMPLETE DEPICTION OF THE WATCH SEE THE
ASSOCIATED WATCH OUTLINE UPDATE (WOUS64 KWNS WOU0).

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.

OTHER WATCH INFORMATION…THIS TORNADO WATCH REPLACES TORNADO
WATCH NUMBER 233. WATCH NUMBER 233 WILL NOT BE IN EFFECT AFTER
615 PM EDT. CONTINUE…WW 232…WW 234…WW 235…WW 236…WW
237…WW 238…WW 239…

DISCUSSION…TSTMS HAVE RAPIDLY INTENSIFIED THIS EVENING WITHIN A
MOIST AND MODERATELY UNSTABLE ENVIRONMENT WITH MLCAPE VALUES OF
1000-2000 J/KG. DEEP-LAYER VERTICAL SHEAR IS ALREADY SUPPORTIVE OF
SUPERCELLS…AND LOW-LEVEL SHEAR IS FORECAST TO STRENGTHEN THROUGH
THE REMAINDER OF THE EVENING WITH EFFECTIVE SRH VALUES APPROACHING
250-300 M2/S2. AS SUCH…THE POTENTIAL FOR TORNADOES WILL EXIST IN
ADDITION TO DAMAGING WINDS AND HAIL.

County / City Outline area.
The National Weather Service has issued Tornado Watch 240 until
2 am EDT Thursday which replaces a portion of Tornado Watch 233.
The new watch is valid for the following areas

The District of Columbia

In Maryland the new watch includes 13 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 western Maryland

Allegany

In Virginia the new 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 the new watch includes 8 counties

In northeast West Virginia

Berkeley Grant Hampshire
Hardy Jefferson Mineral
Morgan Pendleton

In Maryland the new watch includes 1 independent city

In northern Maryland

Baltimore City

In Virginia the new 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

This includes the cities of…Aberdeen…Annapolis…Arlington…
Bayard…Bel Air…Berryville…Chantilly…Charles Town…
Charlottesville…Chesapeake Beach…Columbia…Culpeper…
Cumberland…Dahlgren…Edgewood…Elk Garden…Fallston…
Falmouth…Fort Ashby…Franklin…Frederick…Front Royal…
Gaithersburg…Greenfield…Hagerstown…Harrisonburg…
Havre de Grace…Joppatowne…Keyser…Laurel…Leesburg…
Luray…Madison…Martinsburg…McLean…Monterey…Moorefield…
Mount Storm…Orange…Paw Paw…Petersburg…Reston…Romney…
Spotsylvania courthouse…St Marys…Stanardsville…Staunton…
Sterling…Strasburg…Towson…Waldorf…Warrenton…
Washington…Washington…Waynesboro…Westminster…Winchester…
Woodbridge and Woodstock.

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