Expired: Severe Thunderstorm Warning For Franklin, Vance, Granville, Warren, Wake, Durham, and Harnett Counties Until 5:45 PM EST

Written by on February 24, 2016 in Severe Weather

BULLETIN – IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RALEIGH NC
436 PM EST WED FEB 24 2016

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN RALEIGH HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR…
FRANKLIN COUNTY IN CENTRAL NORTH CAROLINA…
VANCE COUNTY IN CENTRAL NORTH CAROLINA…
GRANVILLE COUNTY IN CENTRAL NORTH CAROLINA…
WARREN COUNTY IN CENTRAL NORTH CAROLINA…
WAKE COUNTY IN CENTRAL NORTH CAROLINA…
DURHAM COUNTY IN CENTRAL NORTH CAROLINA…
NORTH CENTRAL HARNETT COUNTY IN CENTRAL NORTH CAROLINA…

* UNTIL 545 PM EST

* AT 435 PM EST…DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A LINE OF SEVERE
THUNDERSTORMS CAPABLE OF PRODUCING LARGE HAIL UP TO PING PONG BALL
SIZE AND DAMAGING WINDS IN EXCESS OF 58 MPH. IN ADDITION… A
TORNADO MAY RAPIDLY FORM IN THIS LINE. THE LINE WAS MOVING EAST
NORTHEAST AT 35 MPH.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE…
RALEIGH…DURHAM…CARY…HENDERSON…OXFORD…CREEDMOOR…
LOUISBURG…WARRENTON…WAKE FOREST AND GARNER.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

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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