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TORNADO WATCH : ! CANCELED – CANCELED !

[ 0 ] April 28, 2011 |

Via NWS : A new TORNADO WATCH is now in effect until 8AM EDT for all of Central Virginia including Nelon & Wintergreen. For the absolute latest watches and warnings, look to the right under Nelson Weather Alerts.

!CANCELED – CANCELED – CANCELED!

URGENT – IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
TORNADO WATCH NUMBER 247
NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
1240 AM EDT THU APR 28 2011

SCROLL FOR DETAILED COUNTY OUTLINE AREAS

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

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
MARYLAND
NORTHERN NORTH CAROLINA
FAR NORTHEAST TENNESSEE
VIRGINIA
EASTERN WEST VIRGINIA
COASTAL WATERS

EFFECTIVE THIS THURSDAY MORNING FROM 1240 AM UNTIL 800 AM 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 30 MILES NORTHEAST OF
MARTINSBURG WEST VIRGINIA TO 50 MILES WEST OF GREENSBORO NORTH
CAROLINA. FOR A COMPLETE DEPICTION OF THE WATCH SEE THE
ASSOCIATED WATCH OUTLINE UPDATE (WOUS64 KWNS WOU7).

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…CONTINUE…WW 238…WW 239…WW
240…WW 241…WW 242…WW 244…WW 245…WW 246…

DISCUSSION…TSTMS CURRENTLY CRESTING THE BLUE RIDGE ARE EXPECTED TO
INTENSIFY DURING THE EARLY MORNING HOURS AS THEY ENCOUNTER A MOIST
AND MODERATELY UNSTABLE AIR MASS IN PLACE ACROSS THE PIEDMONT.
GIVEN THE STRONG VERTICAL SHEAR IN PLACE…THE SETUP WILL FAVOR A
CONTINUATION OF SUPERCELLS AND BOWING STRUCTURES CAPABLE OF
TORNADOES…DAMAGING WINDS AND HAIL.

WATCH COUNTY NOTIFICATION FOR WATCHES 240/247
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC
1242 AM EDT THU APR 28 2011
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS ISSUED TORNADO WATCH 247 UNTIL
8 AM EDT THIS MORNING WHICH REPLACES A PORTION OF TORNADO WATCH
240. 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

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