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Severe Thunderstorm Watch – Canceled For Much Of Central VA @ 7:50 PM

[ 0 ] June 21, 2016 |

Via Storm Prediction Center. A Severe Thunderstorm Watch is in effect for a large portion of Central & Northern Virginia until 9 PM tonight.

SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH UNTIL 9 PM EDT

VA
. VIRGINIA COUNTIES INCLUDED ARE

ACCOMACK ALBEMARLE ARLINGTON
AUGUSTA CAROLINE CLARKE
CULPEPER ESSEX FAIRFAX
FAUQUIER FLUVANNA FREDERICK
GOOCHLAND GREENE HANOVER
HIGHLAND KING AND QUEEN KING GEORGE
KING WILLIAM LANCASTER LOUDOUN
LOUISA MADISON MATHEWS
MIDDLESEX NELSON NORTHAMPTON
NORTHUMBERLAND ORANGE PAGE
PRINCE WILLIAM RAPPAHANNOCK RICHMOND
ROCKINGHAM SHENANDOAH SPOTSYLVANIA
STAFFORD WARREN WESTMORELAND

VIRGINIA INDEPENDENT CITIES INCLUDED ARE

ALEXANDRIA CHARLOTTESVILLE FAIRFAX
FALLS CHURCH FREDERICKSBURG HARRISONBURG
MANASSAS MANASSAS PARK STAUNTON
WAYNESBORO WINCHESTER

URGENT – IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH NUMBER 278
NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
105 PM EDT TUE JUN 21 2016

THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
DELAWARE
MARYLAND
SOUTHERN NEW JERSEY
SOUTHEAST PENNSYLVANIA
VIRGINIA
FAR EASTERN WEST VIRGINIA
COASTAL WATERS

* EFFECTIVE THIS TUESDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING FROM 105 PM UNTIL
900 PM EDT.

* PRIMARY THREATS INCLUDE…
SCATTERED DAMAGING WIND GUSTS TO 70 MPH LIKELY
ISOLATED VERY LARGE HAIL EVENTS TO 2.5 INCHES IN DIAMETER
POSSIBLE
A TORNADO OR TWO POSSIBLE

SUMMARY…SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WILL CONTINUE TO INCREASE IN COVERAGE
AND INTENSITY THROUGH THE AFTERNOON…INCLUDING THE POSSIBILITY OF
AN ORGANIZING SOUTHEASTWARD-MOVING LINEAR COMPLEX CAPABLE OF WIND
DAMAGE…WITH OTHER MORE ISOLATED STORMS/SUPERCELLS CAPABLE OF
SEVERE HAIL.

THE SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 70
STATUTE MILES NORTH AND SOUTH OF A LINE FROM 45 MILES NORTHWEST
OF STAUNTON VIRGINIA TO 50 MILES SOUTH SOUTHEAST OF ATLANTIC CITY
NEW JERSEY. FOR A COMPLETE DEPICTION OF THE WATCH SEE THE
ASSOCIATED WATCH OUTLINE UPDATE (WOUS64 KWNS WOU8).

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.

&&

AVIATION…A FEW SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WITH HAIL SURFACE AND ALOFT
TO 2.5 INCHES. EXTREME TURBULENCE AND SURFACE WIND GUSTS TO 60
KNOTS. A FEW CUMULONIMBI WITH MAXIMUM TOPS TO 550. MEAN STORM
MOTION VECTOR 31025.

…GUYER

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