Skip to comments.Tornado Watch 729 (DC, Western & Northern VA, Parts of MD, NC, SC, WV, and GA)
Posted on 10/26/2010 5:33:12 PM PDT by Pyro7480
URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED TORNADO WATCH NUMBER 729 NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK 720 PM EDT TUE OCT 26 2010
THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A TORNADO WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
EXTREME NORTHEAST GEORGIA
WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA
UPSTATE SOUTH CAROLINA
WESTERN AND NORTHERN VIRGINIA
THE EASTERN WEST VIRGINIA PANHANDLE
EFFECTIVE THIS TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY MORNING FROM 720 PM UNTIL 300 AM EDT.
TORNADOES...HAIL TO 1 INCH IN DIAMETER...THUNDERSTORM WIND GUSTS TO 70 MPH...AND DANGEROUS LIGHTNING ARE POSSIBLE IN THESE AREAS.
THE TORNADO WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 65 STATUTE MILES EAST AND WEST OF A LINE FROM 30 MILES NORTHEAST OF MARTINSBURG WEST VIRGINIA TO 10 MILES SOUTH SOUTHWEST OF ANDERSON SOUTH CAROLINA. FOR A COMPLETE DEPICTION OF THE WATCH SEE THE ASSOCIATED WATCH OUTLINE UPDATE (WOUS64 KWNS WOU9).
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.
(Excerpt) Read more at spc.noaa.gov ...
Hopefully the dropping night temperatures will significantly weaken the storms by the time they get into your area.
Be safe! Here in central SC, just overcast and muggy.
Anything about Chesapeake, VA? My cousin lives there.
It looks like the storms wont reach that part of Virginia til tomorrow evening. Hopefully, the weather will be weaker by the time it gets there.
Thanks. Can’t get an answer at the house so I don’t know if they’ve hunkered down or evacuated.