Expired: Severe Thunderstorm Warning For Sampson County Until 7:00 PM EST

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

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN RALEIGH HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR…
NORTHERN SAMPSON COUNTY IN CENTRAL NORTH CAROLINA…

* UNTIL 700 PM EST

* AT 637 PM EST…DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM
CAPABLE OF PRODUCING DAMAGING WINDS IN EXCESS OF 58 MPH. THIS STORM
WAS LOCATED 9 MILES NORTH OF AMMON…OR 13 MILES WEST OF CLINTON…
AND MOVING NORTHEAST AT 60 MPH.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE…
CLINTON…ROSEBORO…NEWTON GROVE…SALEMBURG…AUTRYVILLE AND
HOBBTON.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

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.
THIS IS A SUPERCELL THUNDERSTORM. DUE TO THE ROTATING NATURE OF THESE
STORMS…THEY ARE CAPABLE OF PRODUCING ALL TYPES OF SEVERE WEATHER…
INCLUDING EXTREMELY LARGE HAIL…DESTRUCTIVE STRAIGHT LINE WINDS…
AND POSSIBLY TORNADOES. MOVE QUICKLY TO A SAFE SHELTER…PREFERABLY
INTO A BASEMENT…OR AN INTERIOR ROOM SUCH AS A BATHROOM OR CLOSET.

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A TORNADO WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 700 PM EST FOR CENTRAL NORTH
CAROLINA.