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Severe Thunderstorm Watch – CANCELED

[ 0 ] July 2, 2014 |

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Severe Thunderstorm Watch – CANCELED
Statement as of 8:48 PM EDT on July 02, 2014

The National Weather Service has cancelled Severe Thunderstorm
Watch 385 for the following areas

In Virginia this cancels 5 counties

In central Virginia

Albemarle Greene Nelson

In northwest Virginia

Madison Rappahannock

In Virginia this cancels 1 independent city

In central Virginia

Charlottesville

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

SEL5

URGENT – IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH NUMBER 385
NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
1245 PM EDT WED JUL 2 2014

THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
MARYLAND
NORTHERN NORTH CAROLINA
WESTERN AND CENTRAL VIRGINIA
THE EASTERN WEST VIRGINIA PANHANDLE
COASTAL WATERS

* EFFECTIVE THIS WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING FROM 1245 PM
UNTIL 800 PM EDT.

* PRIMARY THREATS INCLUDE…
SCATTERED DAMAGING WIND GUSTS TO 70 MPH LIKELY
SCATTERED LARGE HAIL EVENTS TO 1 INCH IN DIAMETER POSSIBLE

THE SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 70
STATUTE MILES EAST AND WEST OF A LINE FROM 30 MILES NORTHEAST OF
MARTINSBURG WEST VIRGINIA TO 30 MILES WEST SOUTHWEST OF DANVILLE
VIRGINIA. FOR A COMPLETE DEPICTION OF THE WATCH SEE THE
ASSOCIATED WATCH OUTLINE UPDATE (WOUS64 KWNS WOU5).

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.

&&

OTHER WATCH INFORMATION…CONTINUE…WW 384…

DISCUSSION…TSTMS FORMING ALONG HIGHER TERRAIN IN ZONE OF
CONFLUENCE ATTENDANT TO UPR IMPULSE NOW OVER WRN PA EXPECTED TO
INCREASE IN COVERAGE/STRENGTH WITH CONTINUED SFC HEATING THROUGH THE
AFTN. WHILE DEEP WSWLY SHEAR DECREASES WITH SWD EXTENT…SUFFICIENT
SHEAR APPEARS PRESENT THROUGHOUT WW AREA PER VWP DATA TO SUPPORT
ORGANIZED STORMS WITH A THREAT FOR LOCALLY DMGG WIND AND PERHAPS SVR
HAIL GIVEN DEGREE OF BUOYANCY/MOISTURE PRESENT.

AVIATION…A FEW SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WITH HAIL SURFACE AND ALOFT
TO 1 INCH. EXTREME TURBULENCE AND SURFACE WIND GUSTS TO 60 KNOTS.
A FEW CUMULONIMBI WITH MAXIMUM TOPS TO 550. MEAN STORM MOTION
VECTOR 24025.

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