Expired: Severe Thunderstorm Warning For Lenoir, Greene, and Pitt Counties Until 2:00 PM EST

Written by on February 24, 2016 in Severe Weather
Event: Severe Thunderstorm Warning
Alert:
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN NEWPORT  HAS ISSUED A 
 
* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR... 
NORTHWESTERN LENOIR COUNTY IN EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA... 
GREENE COUNTY IN EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA... 
PITT COUNTY IN EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA... 
 
* UNTIL 200 PM EST 
 
* AT 120 PM EST...DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM 
CAPABLE OF PRODUCING DESTRUCTIVE WINDS IN EXCESS OF 70 MPH. THIS 
STORM WAS LOCATED NEAR LA GRANGE...AND MOVING NORTHEAST AT 55 MPH. 
 
* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE... 
GREENVILLE...KINSTON...WINTERVILLE...AYDEN...FARMVILLE...LA GRANGE...SNOW 
HILL...PITT GREENVILLE AIRPORT...DOWDY FICKLEN STADIUM...EAST CAROLINA 
UNIVERSITY...KINSTON REGIONAL JETPORT...FOUNTAIN...HOOKERTON... 
WALSTONBURG AND FALKLAND. 
A TORNADO WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 700 PM EST FOR EASTERN NORTH 
CAROLINA.
Instructions: A TORNADO WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR THE AREA. 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. 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.
Target Area:
Greene
Lenoir
Pitt

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