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TORNADO WATCH #251 – ! CANCELED ! @ 11:11AM EDT

[ 0 ] April 28, 2011 |

Via NWS : A new TORNADO WATCH #251 has been issued for Wintergreen, Nelson and counties east of the Blue Riidge until 3PM EDT. Look to your right under Nelson Weather Alerts for the absolute latest updates.

!CANCELED – CANCELED – CANCELED!
Tornado Watch
Statement as of 11:11 AM EDT on April 28, 2011

The National Weather Service has cancelled Tornado Watch 251 for
the following areas

In Maryland this cancels 1 County

In north central Maryland

Frederick

In Virginia this cancels 9 counties

In central Virginia

Albemarle Greene Nelson
Orange

In northern Virginia

Culpeper Fauquier Loudoun

In northwest Virginia

Madison Rappahannock

In Virginia this cancels 1 independent city

In central Virginia

Charlottesville

This includes the cities of…Charlottesville…Culpeper…
Frederick…Greenfield…Leesburg…Madison…Orange…
Stanardsville…Sterling…Warrenton and Washington.

URGENT – IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
TORNADO WATCH NUMBER 251
NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
740 AM EDT THU APR 28 2011

Scroll Down For County Outline Areas
A FLASH FLOOD WATCH is also in effect until noon Thursday EDT

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

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
MUCH OF MARYLAND
A SMALL PART OF NORTHWEST AND NORTHEAST NORTH CAROLINA
MUCH OF CENTRAL AND EASTERN VIRGINIA
COASTAL WATERS

EFFECTIVE THIS THURSDAY MORNING AND AFTERNOON FROM 740 AM UNTIL
300 PM EDT.

TORNADOES…HAIL TO 1.5 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 80 STATUTE
MILES EAST AND WEST OF A LINE FROM 35 MILES NORTH NORTHEAST OF
BALTIMORE MARYLAND TO 35 MILES EAST OF DANVILLE VIRGINIA. FOR A
COMPLETE DEPICTION OF THE WATCH SEE THE ASSOCIATED WATCH OUTLINE
UPDATE (WOUS64 KWNS WOU1).

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 247. WATCH NUMBER 247 WILL NOT BE IN EFFECT AFTER
740 AM EDT. CONTINUE…WW 249…WW 250…

DISCUSSION…A BROKEN BAND OF CONVECTION CONTINUES TO DEVELOP E OF
THE BLUE RIDGE AND THE SYNOPTIC COLD FRONT. A BREAK IN THE
CONVECTION IN NC IS ALLOWING AN UNIMPEDED INFLUX OF LOW-LEVEL
MOISTURE INTO VA…AND VERTICAL SHEAR PROFILES REMAIN STRONG. GIVEN
THE STRONG SHEAR AND MOIST PROFILES WITH WEAK INSTABILITY…THE
POTENTIAL FOR A FEW TORNADOES AND DAMAGING WINDS WITH
SUPERCELLS/BOWS WILL CONTINUE THROUGH AT LEAST MIDDAY OR EARLY
AFTERNOON.

County Outline Area Below
The National Weather Service has issued Tornado Watch 251 until
3 PM EDT this afternoon which replaces a portion of Tornado Watch
247. The new watch is valid for the following areas

The District of Columbia

In Maryland the new watch includes 11 counties

In central Maryland

Anne Arundel Howard Montgomery
Prince Georges

In north central Maryland

Carroll Frederick

In northern Maryland

Baltimore Harford

In southern Maryland

Calvert Charles St. Marys

In Virginia the new watch includes 15 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

Madison Rappahannock

In Maryland the new watch includes 1 independent city

In northern Maryland

Baltimore City

In Virginia the new watch includes 7 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

This includes the cities of…Aberdeen…Annapolis…Arlington…
Bel Air…Chantilly…Charlottesville…Chesapeake Beach…
Columbia…Culpeper…Dahlgren…Edgewood…Fallston…Falmouth…
Frederick…Gaithersburg…Greenfield…Havre de Grace…
Joppatowne…Laurel…Leesburg…Madison…McLean…Orange…
Reston…Spotsylvania courthouse…St Marys…Stanardsville…
Sterling…Towson…Waldorf…Warrenton…Washington…
Washington…Westminster and Woodbridge.251

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