Thursday, August 5, 2010

COMMUNITY INFORMATION - Severe Thunderstorm Watch for Montgomery County

The National Weather Service has issued a SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH for Montgomery County until 10 pm. Severe Thunderstorms are possible this afternoon and evening. At 1:23 pm, dopplar radar indicated thunderstorms beginning to form over West Virginia. These storms are expected to continue to intensify and become more wide spread this afternoon and evening in response to an approaching front.

The primary threat with these storms include damaging winds, extremely heavy rain, large hail, lightning.

Those with outdoor plans this evening should monitor the skies and be prepared for threatening weather. Lightning is the number one severe weather killer in the US. If you are outdoors and storm approaches, seek safe shelter indoors.

A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH means conditions are favorable for severe storms in and close to the watch area. Severe thunderstorms can and occasionally do produce tornadoes with little or no advanced warning. Residents should be on the lookout for threatening weather conditions and listen for later statements and possible warnings.