130  
WFUS51 KRNK 152223  
TORRNK  
VAC019-031-143-152315-  
/O.NEW.KRNK.TO.W.0005.180415T2223Z-180415T2315Z/  
 
BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED  
TORNADO WARNING  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA  
623 PM EDT SUN APR 15 2018  
 
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BLACKSBURG HAS ISSUED A  
 
* TORNADO WARNING FOR...  
CAMPBELL COUNTY IN CENTRAL VIRGINIA...  
NORTHERN PITTSYLVANIA COUNTY IN SOUTH CENTRAL VIRGINIA...  
SOUTHEASTERN BEDFORD COUNTY IN SOUTH CENTRAL VIRGINIA...  
 
* UNTIL 715 PM EDT  
 
* AT 623 PM EDT, A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING A TORNADO  
WAS LOCATED NEAR CHATHAM, MOVING NORTH AT 45 MPH.  
 
HAZARD...TORNADO AND QUARTER SIZE HAIL.  
 
SOURCE...RADAR INDICATED ROTATION.  
 
IMPACT...FLYING DEBRIS WILL BE DANGEROUS TO THOSE CAUGHT WITHOUT  
SHELTER. MOBILE HOMES WILL BE DAMAGED OR DESTROYED.  
DAMAGE TO ROOFS, WINDOWS, AND VEHICLES WILL OCCUR. TREE  
DAMAGE IS LIKELY.  
 
* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...  
ALTAVISTA...  
HURT...  
GRETNA...  
HUDDLESTON...  
AND RUSTBURG.  
 
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...  
 
TAKE COVER NOW! MOVE TO A BASEMENT OR AN INTERIOR ROOM ON THE LOWEST  
FLOOR OF A STURDY BUILDING. AVOID WINDOWS. IF YOU ARE OUTDOORS, IN A  
MOBILE HOME, OR IN A VEHICLE, MOVE TO THE CLOSEST SUBSTANTIAL SHELTER  
AND PROTECT YOURSELF FROM FLYING DEBRIS.  
 
IF ON OR NEAR SMITH MOUNTAIN LAKE, GET AWAY FROM THE WATER AND MOVE  
TO SAFE SHELTER IMMEDIATELY. IF YOU CAN HEAR THUNDER, YOU ARE CLOSE  
ENOUGH TO BE STRUCK BY LIGHTNING. SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS CAN PRODUCE  
LARGE CAPSIZING WAVES, EVEN ON SMALL BODIES OF WATER. MOVE INTO DOCK  
AND SEEK 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.  
 

 
 
LAT...LON 3705 7907 3706 7909 3692 7913 3693 7954  
3704 7960 3734 7938 3731 7895 3729 7894  
TIME...MOT...LOC 2223Z 200DEG 39KT 3687 7937  
 
TORNADO...RADAR INDICATED  
HAIL...1.00IN  
 

 
 
PW  
 
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