Monday, June 10, 2013
Severe weather warnings over most of Virginia
This weather map is from Richmond-based WTVR CBS-6 with a note from meteorologist Zach Daniel that he cannot remember ever seeing a single tornado watch cover this much of Virginias (areas in red). In the Shenandoah Valley, those areas include Augusta, Highland, Rockingham, Page, and Shenandoah until 10:00 p.m. A tornado watch means conditions are favorable for thunderstorms to possibly become capable of producing tornadoes.
Here is the latest information passed along by the Swoope Volunteer Fire Department located in Augusta County west of Staunton:
TORNADO WATCH OUTLINE UPDATE FOR WT 293
NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
200 PM EDT MON JUN 10 2013
TORNADO WATCH 293 IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1000 PM EDT FOR OUR AREA 953 AM EDT MON JUN 10 2013
...FLASH FLOOD WATCH NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM EDT THIS EVENING FOR ...
* PORTIONS OF VIRGINIA AND NORTHEAST WEST VIRGINIA...INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING AREAS...INV IRGINIA...ALBEMARLE...AUGUSTA... CULPEPER...EASTERN HIGHLAND...GREENE...MADISON...NELSON... NORTHERN FAUQUIER ... ORANGE... PAGE ...RAPPAHANNOCK... ROCKINGHAM... SHENANDOAH... SOUTHERN FAUQUIER... WARREN AND WESTERN HIGHLAND. IN NORTHEAST WEST VIRGINIA ... EASTERN PENDLETON AND WESTERN PENDLETON.
* UNTIL 9 PM EDT THIS EVENING
* AFTER A SOAKING RAIN THIS MORNING...SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WILL PRODUCE HEAVY RAIN THIS AFTERNOON AND EARLY EVENING.ADDITIONAL RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF 1 TO 3 INCHES CAN BE EXPECTED. WITH THE GROUND ALREADY SATURATED FROM PREVIOUS RAINFALL ... IT WILL NOT TAKE MUCH RAIN TO PRODUCE FLASH FLOODING OF STREAMS AND LOW LYING AREAS.
A FLASH FLOOD WATCH MEANS THAT CONDITIONS MAY DEVELOP THAT LEAD TO FLASH FLOODING. FLASH FLOODING IS A VERY DANGEROUS SITUATION.