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Tornado Watch

Statement as of 8:03 PM EDT on October 23, 2017

Expires 2:00 AM EDT on October 24, 2017


Tornado Watch 509 remains in effect until 200 am EDT for the
following locations

VA
. Virginia counties included are

Amelia Amherst Appomattox
Augusta Bedford Botetourt
Brunswick Buckingham Campbell
Carroll Charlotte Craig
Cumberland Floyd Franklin
Giles Grayson Greensville
Halifax Henry Lunenburg
Mecklenburg Montgomery Nelson
Nottoway Patrick Pittsylvania
Prince Edward Pulaski Roanoke
Rockbridge Wythe


Virginia independent cities included are

Buena Vista Danville Emporia
Galax Lexington Lynchburg
Martinsville Radford Roanoke
Salem Staunton Waynesboro


Severe Thunderstorm Warning

Statement as of 8:03 PM EDT on October 23, 2017

Expires 8:30 PM EDT on October 23, 2017


... A Severe Thunderstorm Warning remains in effect until 845 PM EDT
for
southern Rockbridge... northwestern Campbell... east central
Botetourt... Bedford... and Amherst counties... the city of Buena Vista
and the city of Lynchburg...

At 803 PM EDT, severe thunderstorms were located along a line
extending from 6 miles northwest of Natural Bridge to Sedalia to near
Bedford, moving northeast at 70 mph.

Hazard... 60 mph wind gusts.

Source... radar indicated.

Impact... expect damage to roofs, siding, and trees.

Locations impacted include...
Lynchburg...
Buena Vista...
Bedford...
Amherst...
and Buchanan.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Prepare immediately for damaging winds. For your safety, move to an
interior room on the lowest floor of a sturdy building. Stay away
from windows.

When it is safe to do so, please send your reports of hail of any
size, as well as reports of any wind damage, including downed trees
or large limbs, to the National Weather Service by calling toll free
at 1... 8 6 6... 2 1 5... 4 3 2 4. Reports and pictures can also be
shared on the National Weather Service Blacksburg facebook Page and
on twitter.


A Tornado Watch remains in effect until 200 am EDT for central, south
central, southwestern and west central Virginia.

Lat... Lon 3781 7917 3781 7914 3778 7907 3772 7907
      3770 7899 3755 7890 3754 7887 3750 7892
      3750 7895 3749 7894 3744 7901 3742 7901
      3703 7951 3752 7980 3786 7915
time... Mot... loc 0003z 222deg 62kt 3767 7965 3749 7947 3736 7948

Hail... <.75in
wind... 60mph


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756 PM EDT Mon Oct 23 2017

... A Severe Thunderstorm Warning remains in effect until 830 PM EDT
for
Alleghany... Bath... Rockbridge... northern Botetourt counties in west
central Virginia and east central Greenbrier counties in southeastern
West Virginia... the city of Covington and the city of Lexington...

At 756 PM EDT, severe thunderstorms were located along a line
extending from 10 miles south of Greenbank to near Nimrod Hall to 6
miles southwest of Collierstown, moving northeast at 70 mph.

Hazard... 60 mph wind gusts.

Source... radar indicated.

Impact... expect damage to roofs, siding, and trees.

Locations impacted include...
Lexington...
Covington...
Clifton Forge...
Goshen...
and Millboro.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Prepare immediately for damaging winds. For your safety, move to an
interior room on the lowest floor of a sturdy building. Stay away
from windows.

When it is safe to do so, please send your reports of hail of any
size, as well as reports of any wind damage, including downed trees
or large limbs, to the National Weather Service by calling toll free
at 1... 8 6 6... 2 1 5... 4 3 2 4. Reports and pictures can also be
shared on the National Weather Service Blacksburg facebook Page and
on twitter.


A Tornado Watch remains in effect until 200 am EDT for central, south
central, southwestern and west central Virginia.

Lat... Lon 3822 7971 3818 7951 3816 7953 3815 7953
      3817 7945 3809 7949 3793 7920 3786 7915
      3776 7934 3775 7938 3773 7938 3746 7987
      3804 8026 3804 8016 3806 7996 3810 7993
      3813 7995 3815 7992 3818 7992 3827 7980
time... Mot... loc 2356z 242deg 61kt 3826 7984 3800 7970 3768 7965

Hail... <.75in
wind... 60mph


Mbs


Special Statement

Statement as of 6:24 PM EDT on October 23, 2017

Expires 8:15 PM EDT on October 23, 2017


... An area of showers with embedded heavy rain will affect
Roanoke... Rockbridge... Bath... Botetourt... northwestern Bedford and
northwestern Franklin counties... the city of Buena Vista... the city
of Lexington... the city of Salem and the city of Roanoke...

Until 800 PM EDT

At 619 PM EDT, a large area of showers was beginning to move into
Roanoke and southern Shenandoah valleys from the southwest. Many
locations where this heavy rain is moving into have had less than an
inch of rain so far today, but rainfall rates of up to two inches
per hour lasting for an hour or so may result in minor flooding of
small streams, urban areas, and poor drainage areas as well.

Wind gusts up to 50 mph are possible along ridges, and may cause
isolated tree damage with possible spotty power outages.

Locations impacted include...
Roanoke...
Salem...
Vinton...
Lexington...
and Buena Vista.

Do not drive your vehicle through flooded roadways. Slow down in
heavy rain due to limited visibilities and the possibility of
hydroplaning.

Lat... Lon 3815 7953 3816 7944 3809 7949 3789 7915
      3780 7917 3779 7927 3761 7944 3757 7938
      3708 7988 3712 8018 3733 8026 3755 7997
      3764 8003 3780 7982 3776 7967 3785 7961
      3789 7989 3796 7999 3821 7988 3827 7980
time... Mot... loc 2219z 185deg 48kt 3765 7980


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