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Tornado Watch For Counties Amherst South / West Until 3AM – !Canceled!

[ 0 ] June 4, 2014 |

As of 1:50 AM EDT June 5, 2014:

The National Weather Service has cancelled Tornado Watch 222 for
the following areas

In North Carolina this cancels 6 counties

In north central North Carolina

Surry

In northwest North Carolina

Alleghany NC Ashe Watauga
Wilkes Yadkin

In Virginia this cancels 20 counties

In central Virginia

Amherst

In south central Virginia

Bedford

In southwest Virginia

Bland Carroll Craig
Floyd Giles Grayson
Montgomery Patrick Pulaski
Smyth Tazewell Wythe

In west central Virginia

Alleghany VA Bath Botetourt
Franklin Roanoke Rockbridge

In West Virginia this cancels 4 counties

In southeast West Virginia

Greenbrier Mercer Monroe
Summers

In Virginia this cancels 7 independent cities

In southwest Virginia

Galax Radford

In west central Virginia

Buena Vista Covington Lexington
Roanoke Salem

URGENT – IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
TORNADO WATCH NUMBER 222
NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
800 PM EDT WED JUN 4 2014

THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A

* TORNADO WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF
WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA
EASTERN TENNESSEE
WEST CENTRAL AND SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA
SOUTHERN WEST VIRGINIA

* EFFECTIVE THIS WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY MORNING FROM 800 PM
UNTIL 300 AM EDT.

* PRIMARY THREATS INCLUDE…
A COUPLE TORNADOES POSSIBLE
SCATTERED LARGE HAIL EVENTS TO 1.5 INCHES IN DIAMETER POSSIBLE
ISOLATED DAMAGING WIND GUSTS TO 70 MPH POSSIBLE

THE TORNADO WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 75 STATUTE
MILES EAST AND WEST OF A LINE FROM 30 MILES NORTHEAST OF WHITE
SULPHUR SPRINGS WEST VIRGINIA TO 25 MILES SOUTHWEST OF HOT
SPRINGS NORTH CAROLINA. FOR A COMPLETE DEPICTION OF THE WATCH
SEE THE ASSOCIATED WATCH OUTLINE UPDATE (WOUS64 KWNS WOU2).

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

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 218…WW 219…WW
220…WW 221…

DISCUSSION…CLUSTERS OF SEMI-DISCRETE STORMS/SUPERCELLS EXPECTED TO
PERSIST ALONG THE W SLOPES OF THE SRN APPALACHIANS THROUGH LATE
EVE…WITH ADDITIONAL STORMS POSSIBLY MOVING/DEVELOPING EWD INTO WRN
AND SW VA AS MID-LVL SPEED MAX AND ASSOCIATED UVV FIELD OVERSPREAD
MOIST/CONFLUENT LOW–LVL FLOW.

AVIATION…TORNADOES AND A FEW SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WITH HAIL
SURFACE AND ALOFT TO 1.5 INCHES. EXTREME TURBULENCE AND SURFACE
WIND GUSTS TO 60 KNOTS. A FEW CUMULONIMBI WITH MAXIMUM TOPS TO
500. MEAN STORM MOTION VECTOR 30030.

TORNADO WATCH OUTLINE UPDATE FOR WT 222
NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
800 PM EDT WED JUN 4 2014

TORNADO WATCH 222 IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 300 AM EDT FOR THE
FOLLOWING LOCATIONS

VAC005-009-017-019-021-023-035-045-063-067-071-077-105-121-141-
155-161-163-167-169-173-185-191-195-197-520-530-580-640-678-720-
750-770-775-050700-
/O.NEW.KWNS.TO.A.0222.140605T0000Z-140605T0700Z/

VA
. VIRGINIA COUNTIES INCLUDED ARE

ALLEGHANY AMHERST BATH
BEDFORD BLAND BOTETOURT
CARROLL CRAIG FLOYD
FRANKLIN GILES GRAYSON
LEE MONTGOMERY PATRICK
PULASKI ROANOKE ROCKBRIDGE
RUSSELL SCOTT SMYTH
TAZEWELL WASHINGTON WISE
WYTHE

VIRGINIA INDEPENDENT CITIES INCLUDED ARE

BRISTOL BUENA VISTA COVINGTON
GALAX LEXINGTON NORTON
RADFORD ROANOKE SALEM

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