Saturday, March 24, 2012

Tornado Watch Issued for Portions of southcentral Virginia / central North Carolina Until 11pm EDT...

The above Tornado Watch was just issued by the Storm Prediction Center (SPC) in Norman, OK. It is valid until 11pm EDT and includes the cities of Raleigh-Durham, Danville, Lynchburg, Winston-Salem and Fayetteville.

This Tornado Watch replaces that part of the Severe Thunderstorm Watch that was issued early for much of the same area.

Severe thunderstorms capable of producing tornadoes, large hail and damaging wind gusts are possible in and close to the watch area.

If you live in these areas, please remain alert this afternoon and evening.  Identify your sheltering location and be prepared to move there quickly if threatening weather is observed or a warning is issued.

Severe weather can be particularly dangerous at night.  Please make sure that you have a way to receive severe weather warnings at night.

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