Expired: Severe Thunderstorm Warning For Chowan, Hertford, and Gates Counties Until 3:30 PM EST

Written by on February 24, 2016 in Severe Weather

BULLETIN – IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WAKEFIELD VA
301 PM EST WED FEB 24 2016

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN WAKEFIELD HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR…
NORTHWESTERN CHOWAN COUNTY IN NORTHEASTERN NORTH CAROLINA…
SOUTHEASTERN HERTFORD COUNTY IN NORTHEASTERN NORTH CAROLINA…
CENTRAL GATES COUNTY IN NORTHEASTERN NORTH CAROLINA…

* UNTIL 330 PM EST

* AT 300 PM EST…DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM
CAPABLE OF PRODUCING QUARTER SIZE HAIL AND DAMAGING WINDS IN EXCESS
OF 60 MPH. THIS STORM WAS LOCATED NEAR HARRELLSVILLE…OR NEAR
RYLAND…AND MOVING NORTHEAST AT 25 MPH.

* THIS SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WILL BE NEAR…
GATESVILLE AROUND 310 PM EST.
HOBBSVILLE AROUND 315 PM EST.
SUNBURY AROUND 325 PM EST.
CORAPEAKE AROUND 330 PM EST.

OTHER LOCATIONS IMPACTED BY THIS SEVERE THUNDERSTORM INCLUDE
HAZELTON…ARROWHEAD BEACH…EASONS CROSSROADS…MILL CROSSROADS…
SAVAGE…TROTVILLE…ACORN HILL…CARTER…NEWSOME STORE AND SMALLS
CROSSROADS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS PRODUCE DAMAGING WINDS…DESTRUCTIVE HAIL…
DEADLY LIGHTNING AND VERY HEAVY RAIN. FOR YOUR PROTECTION…MOVE TO
AN INTERIOR ROOM ON THE LOWEST FLOOR OF YOUR HOME OR BUSINESS. HEAVY
RAINS FLOOD ROADS QUICKLY SO DO NOT DRIVE INTO AREAS WHERE WATER
COVERS THE ROAD.

DOPPLER RADAR HAS INDICATED SOME WEAK ROTATION WITHIN THIS STORM.
ALTHOUGH A TORNADO IS NOT IMMEDIATELY LIKELY…IF ONE IS SPOTTED…
ACT QUICKLY AND MOVE TO A PLACE OF SAFETY IN A STURDY STRUCTURE…
SUCH AS A BASEMENT OR SMALL INTERIOR ROOM.

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