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Severe Thunderstorm Watch: Until 8 PM : ! CANCELED !

[ 0 ] May 15, 2014 |


Severe Thunderstorm Watch
Statement as of 3:50 PM EDT on May 15, 2014

The National Weather Service has cancelled Severe Thunderstorm
Watch 157 for the following areas

In Virginia this cancels 8 counties

In central Virginia

Albemarle Greene Nelson

In northwest Virginia

Madison Page Shenandoah

In western Virginia

Augusta Rockingham

In West Virginia this cancels 2 counties

In northeast West Virginia

Hampshire Hardy

In Virginia this cancels 4 independent cities

In central Virginia


In northwest Virginia

City of Harrisonburg

In western Virginia

City of Staunton City of Waynesboro

This includes the cities of…Charlottesville…Greenfield…
Stanardsville…Staunton…Strasburg…Waynesboro and Woodstock.


The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

* Severe Thunderstorm Watch for portions of
central Maryland
central and eastern North Carolina
central Virginia
eastern West Virginia Panhandle
coastal waters

* effective this Thursday morning and evening from 1155 am until
800 PM EDT.

* Primary threats include…
scattered damaging wind gusts to 70 mph possible
a tornado or two possible

The Severe Thunderstorm Watch area is approximately along and 60
statute miles east and west of a line from 10 miles west
northwest of Hagerstown Maryland to 40 miles west of Wilmington
North Carolina. For a complete depiction of the watch see the
associated watch outline update (wous64 kwns wou7).

Precautionary/preparedness actions…

Remember…a Severe Thunderstorm Watch means conditions are
favorable for 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. Severe thunderstorms can and occasionally
do produce tornadoes.

Discussion…a line of ongoing thunderstorms will intensify this
afternoon while shifting eastward through the Piedmont. Other storms
may form ahead of the squall line across the Piedmont and coastal
plains as the environment becomes moderately unstable. Wind shear
profiles will be supportive of embedded bowing structures and
supercells capable of damaging wind gusts and perhaps a tornado or

Aviation…a few severe thunderstorms with hail surface and aloft
to 0.5 inch. Extreme turbulence and surface wind gusts to 60
knots. A few cumulonimbi with maximum tops to 500. Mean storm
motion vector 21025.

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