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Wintergreen & Nelson: TORNADO WATCH – CANCELED!

[ 0 ] February 24, 2012 |

VIa Storm Prediction Center in Norman OK: Most of Virginia including Wintergreen & Nelson are under a TORNADO WATCH until 8PM Friday evening.

Tornado Watch Cancellation
Statement as of 3:18 PM EST on February 24, 2012

The National Weather Service has cancelled Tornado Watch 38 for
the following areas

In Virginia this cancels 6 counties

In central Virginia

Albemarle Greene Nelson
Orange

In northern Virginia

Culpeper

In northwest Virginia

Madison

In Virginia this cancels 1 independent city

In central Virginia

Charlottesville

This includes the cities of…Charlottesville…Culpeper…
Greenfield…Madison…Orange and Stanardsville.

TORNADO WATCH NUMBER 38
Scroll down for county outline areas

URGENT – IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
TORNADO WATCH NUMBER 38
NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
120 PM EST FRI FEB 24 2012

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

SOUTHERN MARYLAND
CENTRAL AND EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA
NORTHEAST SOUTH CAROLINA
CENTRAL AND EASTERN VIRGINIA
COASTAL WATERS

EFFECTIVE THIS FRIDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING FROM 120 PM UNTIL 800
PM EST.

TORNADOES…HAIL TO 1 INCH IN DIAMETER…THUNDERSTORM WIND GUSTS
TO 75 MPH…AND DANGEROUS LIGHTNING ARE POSSIBLE IN THESE AREAS.

THE TORNADO WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 95 STATUTE
MILES EAST AND WEST OF A LINE FROM 5 MILES NORTH NORTHWEST OF
PATUXENT RIVER MARYLAND TO 25 MILES SOUTHWEST OF MYRTLE BEACH
SOUTH CAROLINA. 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.

OTHER WATCH INFORMATION…CONTINUE…WW 35…WW 36…WW 37…

DISCUSSION…INTENSE BOW ECHO SYSTEM IS MOVING RAPIDLY ENEWD ACROSS
CENTRAL SD AND THIS WILL CONTINUE INTO NORTHEAST SC AND SOUTHEAST NC
DURING THE NEXT SEVERAL HOURS. FARTHER NORTH…STORMS ARE EXPECTED
TO CONTINUE TO DEVELOP AND INTENSIFY ALONG/AHEAD OF THE RAPIDLY
MOVING COLD FRONT. WARM SECTOR ENVIRONMENT HAS WARMED SUBSTANTIALLY
WITH SURFACE TEMPERATURES IN THE 70S TO LOW 80S…AND WITH DEW
POINTS IN THE 50S…SUFFICIENT INSTABILITY AND VERY STRONG LOW- AND
DEEP-LAYER SHEAR WILL SUPPORT POTENTIAL FOR SEVERE STORMS INCLUDING
A FEW SUPERCELLS. PRIMARY THREATS ARE EXPECTED TO BE DAMAGING WIND
GUSTS AND A FEW TORNADOES.

AVIATION…TORNADOES AND A FEW SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WITH HAIL
SURFACE AND ALOFT TO 1 INCH. EXTREME TURBULENCE AND SURFACE WIND
GUSTS TO 65 KNOTS. A FEW CUMULONIMBI WITH MAXIMUM TOPS TO 450.
MEAN STORM MOTION VECTOR 24050.

County Outline areas:

VA
. VIRGINIA COUNTIES INCLUDED ARE

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

VIRGINIA INDEPENDENT CITIES INCLUDED ARE

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

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