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BULLETIN - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED  
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA  
512 PM EDT SUN APR 15 2018  
 
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BLACKSBURG HAS ISSUED A  
 
* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR...  
ROANOKE COUNTY IN WEST CENTRAL VIRGINIA...  
THE CITY OF SALEM IN WEST CENTRAL VIRGINIA...  
NORTHEASTERN FLOYD COUNTY IN SOUTHWESTERN VIRGINIA...  
THE CITY OF ROANOKE IN WEST CENTRAL VIRGINIA...  
THE CITY OF MARTINSVILLE IN SOUTH CENTRAL VIRGINIA...  
WESTERN BEDFORD COUNTY IN SOUTH CENTRAL VIRGINIA...  
SOUTHERN BOTETOURT COUNTY IN WEST CENTRAL VIRGINIA...  
HENRY COUNTY IN SOUTH CENTRAL VIRGINIA...  
FRANKLIN COUNTY IN WEST CENTRAL VIRGINIA...  
EASTERN PATRICK COUNTY IN SOUTHWESTERN VIRGINIA...  
 
* UNTIL 615 PM EDT  
 
* AT 511 PM EDT, SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WERE LOCATED ALONG A LINE  
EXTENDING FROM NEAR ENDICOTT TO NEAR PRICE, MOVING NORTH AT 60 MPH.  
 
HAZARD...60 MPH WIND GUSTS AND QUARTER SIZE HAIL.  
 
SOURCE...RADAR INDICATED.  
 
IMPACT...HAIL DAMAGE TO VEHICLES IS EXPECTED. EXPECT WIND DAMAGE  
TO ROOFS, SIDING, AND TREES.  
 
* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...  
ROANOKE...  
SALEM...  
MARTINSVILLE...  
VINTON...  
AND BEDFORD.  
 
THIS INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS THE MARTINSVILLE SPEEDWAY, THE  
SALEM FAIRGROUNDS, THE NATIONAL D-DAY MEMORIAL, MARTINSVILLE AIRPORT,  
AND ROANOKE REGIONAL AIRPORT.  
 
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...  
 
A TORNADO WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR THE WARNED AREA. TORNADOES CAN  
DEVELOP QUICKLY FROM SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS. ALTHOUGH A TORNADO IS NOT  
IMMEDIATELY LIKELY, IF ONE IS SPOTTED, ACT QUICKLY AND MOVE TO A  
PLACE OF SAFETY INSIDE A STURDY STRUCTURE SUCH AS A BASEMENT OR SMALL  
INTERIOR ROOM.  
 
PREPARE IMMEDIATELY FOR LARGE HAIL AND DAMAGING WINDS, AS WELL AS  
DEADLY CLOUD TO GROUND LIGHTNING. FOR YOUR SAFETY, MOVE TO AN  
INTERIOR ROOM ON THE LOWEST FLOOR OF A STURDY BUILDING. STAY AWAY  
FROM WINDOWS.  
 
IF ON OR NEAR SMITH MOUNTAIN LAKE, GET AWAY FROM THE WATER AND MOVE  
INDOORS OR INSIDE A VEHICLE. REMEMBER, LIGHTNING CAN STRIKE OUT TO  
15 MILES FROM THE PARENT THUNDERSTORM. IF YOU CAN HEAR THUNDER, YOU  
ARE CLOSE ENOUGH TO BE STRUCK BY LIGHTNING. MOVE TO SAFE SHELTER  
NOW! DO NOT BE CAUGHT ON THE WATER IN A THUNDERSTORM.  
 
WHEN IT IS SAFE TO DO SO, PLEASE SEND YOUR REPORTS OF HAIL OF ANY  
SIZE, AS WELL AS REPORTS OF ANY WIND DAMAGE, INCLUDING DOWNED TREES  
OR LARGE LIMBS, TO THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BY CALLING TOLL FREE  
AT 1...8 6 6...2 1 5...4 3 2 4. REPORTS AND PICTURES CAN ALSO BE  
SHARED ON THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG FACEBOOK PAGE AND  
ON TWITTER.  
 

 
 
A TORNADO WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1100 PM EDT FOR NORTH CENTRAL  
NORTH CAROLINA...AND CENTRAL, SOUTH CENTRAL, SOUTHWESTERN AND WEST  
CENTRAL VIRGINIA.  
 
LAT...LON 3688 8025 3743 8007 3752 7999 3754 7942  
3704 7957 3704 7959 3654 7972 3654 8012  
TIME...MOT...LOC 2111Z 199DEG 51KT 3691 8021 3656 7995  
 
HAIL...1.00IN  
WIND...60MPH  
 

 
 
PW  
 
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