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Severe Thunderstorm Warning - Nicholas, Fayette

Severe Thunderstorm Warning Issued for Fayette and Nicholas Counties through 4AM EDT. Severe Thunderstorm Warning Previously Issued for Raleigh County through 3:15 AM EDT. 

This line of storms is capable of damaging winds in excess of 60 MPH and large hail. 

Very heavy rainfall will also fall from this line of storms.

BULLETIN - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHARLESTON WV
259 AM EDT WED JUL 24 2013

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN CHARLESTON HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR...
  EXTREME SOUTHWESTERN CLAY COUNTY IN WEST VIRGINIA...
  WESTERN FAYETTE COUNTY IN WEST VIRGINIA...
  THIS INCLUDES THE CITIES OF...SUMMIT BECHTEL RESERVE...
  FAYETTEVILLE...
  SOUTHEASTERN KANAWHA COUNTY IN WEST VIRGINIA...
  WEST CENTRAL NICHOLAS COUNTY IN WEST VIRGINIA...

* UNTIL 400 AM EDT

* AT 254 AM EDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A
  SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING DAMAGING WINDS IN EXCESS
  OF 60 MPH.  THIS STORM WAS LOCATED NEAR CEDAR GROVE...OR 14 MILES
  SOUTHEAST OF CHARLESTON...MOVING SOUTHEAST AT 25 MPH.

* OTHER LOCATIONS IN THE WARNING INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO      
  BURNWELL...SMITHERS...PRATT...POWELLTON...OAK 
  HILL...MONTGOMERY...  HAWKS NEST STATE PARK...GLASGOW...GAULEY     
  BRIDGE...EAST BANK...  CHESAPEAKE...BELLE AND ANSTED.

THIS WILL IMPACT THE FOLLOWING INTERSTATE...THE WEST VIRGINIA
TURNPIKE BETWEEN MILE MARKERS 58 AND 88.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

IN ADDITION TO LARGE HAIL AND DAMAGING WINDS...CONTINUOUS CLOUD TO
GROUND LIGHTNING IS OCCURRING WITH THIS STORM. MOVE INDOORS
IMMEDIATELY! LIGHTNING IS ONE OF NATURES NUMBER ONE KILLERS.
REMEMBER...IF YOU CAN HEAR THUNDER...YOU ARE CLOSE ENOUGH TO BE
STRUCK BY LIGHTNING.

VERY HEAVY RAIN WILL ALSO FALL FROM THIS SEVERE THUNDERSTORM...AND
WILL CAUSE WATER TO POND ON ROADS AND QUICKLY FILL ROADSIDE DITCHES
AND SMALL STREAMS.

PLEASE REPORT HAIL OR STRONG WIND TO THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BY
CALLING TOLL FREE...800-401-9535...WHEN YOU CAN DO SO SAFELY.

YOU MAY ALSO REPORT SEVERE WEATHER BY POSTING YOUR REPORT TO THE
CHARLESTON WEST VIRGINIA NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FACEBOOK PAGE...OR
BY USING THE TWITTER HASHTAG...NWSRLX.

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