Severe Thunderstorm Warning
Issued by NWS Blacksburg, VA

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BULLETIN - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
539 PM EDT TUE MAY 3 2016

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BLACKSBURG HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR...
  NORTHEASTERN ROCKINGHAM COUNTY IN NORTH CAROLINA...
  SOUTHWESTERN PITTSYLVANIA COUNTY IN VIRGINIA...
  SOUTHEASTERN HENRY COUNTY IN VIRGINIA...
  THE SOUTHEASTERN CITY OF MARTINSVILLE IN VIRGINIA...

* UNTIL 630 PM EDT

* AT 539 PM EDT...A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WAS LOCATED NEAR SANDY
  LEVEL...MOVING EAST AT 25 MPH.

  HAZARD...70 MPH WIND GUSTS AND HALF DOLLAR SIZE HAIL.

  SOURCE...RADAR INDICATED.

  IMPACT...HAIL DAMAGE TO VEHICLES IS EXPECTED. EXPECT CONSIDERABLE
           TREE DAMAGE. WIND DAMAGE IS ALSO LIKELY TO MOBILE HOMES...
           ROOFS...AND OUTBUILDINGS.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
  EDEN...
  MARTINSVILLE...
  MAYFIELD...
  AXTON...
  AND RUFFIN.

THIS INCLUDES THE MARTINSVILLE SPEEDWAY AND MARTINSVILLE AIRPORT.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

PREPARE IMMEDIATELY FOR LARGE HAIL AND 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 ANY REPORTS OF 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.

&&

LAT...LON 3654 7993 3667 7989 3665 7950 3662 7950
      3660 7952 3659 7950 3639 7953
TIME...MOT...LOC 2139Z 289DEG 23KT 3659 7983

HAIL...1.25IN
WIND...70MPH

$$

DS



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