Special Weather Statement
Issued by NWS Blacksburg, VA

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Special Weather Statement
National Weather Service BLACKSBURG VA
236 PM EDT TUE MAY 22 2018

VAZ023-024-034-035-221915-
Botetourt-Amherst-Bedford-Rockbridge-
236 PM EDT TUE MAY 22 2018

...A LINE OF STRONG THUNDERSTORMS WILL AFFECT
CENTRAL ROCKBRIDGE...NORTHWESTERN AMHERST...NORTH CENTRAL BEDFORD AND
EAST CENTRAL BOTETOURT COUNTIES...THE CITY OF BUENA VISTA AND THE
CITY OF LEXINGTON...

Until 315 PM EDT

At 236 PM EDT, radar indicated strong thunderstorms were located
along a line extending from near Stuarts Draft to near Natural
Bridge. Movement was southeast at 20 mph.

Winds in excess of 40 mph and dime size hail are possible with these
storms.

Locations impacted include...
Lexington...
Buena Vista...
Glasgow...
Forks Of Buffalo...
and Big Island.

This includes The following Location VMI.

Torrential rainfall is also occurring with these storms, and may
cause localized flooding. Do not drive your vehicle through flooded
roadways.

Frequent cloud to ground lightning is occurring with these storms.
Lightning can strike 10 miles away from a thunderstorm. Seek a safe
shelter inside a building or vehicle.

These storms may intensify, so be certain to monitor local radio
stations and available television stations for additional information
and possible warnings from the National Weather Service.

Persons in campgrounds should consider seeking sturdy shelter until
these storms pass.

LAT...LON 3792 7919 3789 7915 3786 7915 3781 7917
      3781 7914 3778 7911 3779 7909 3777 7907
      3772 7907 3770 7903 3747 7937 3762 7972
      3797 7928
TIME...MOT...LOC 1836Z 294DEG 16KT 3802 7914 3765 7961

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