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WEDNESDAY 8/14: Severe storms possible across Central & Eastern Virginia

FUTURE RADAR – WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON/EVENING A cold front will cross the region Wednesday afternoon and become stationary along the coast. The Storm Prediction Center has a MARGINAL RISK for severe weather across Eastern Virginia and portions of the Delmarva Peninsula. The airmass remains very muggy and humid. This will help trigger thunderstorms across Central and…

Watching Highways 460 & 58 through this evening for damaging winds, isolated tornadoes

Peter Forister, NOVA Storm ChasingDenver Murray, Virginia Weather Action Since our previous update Monday evening, the storm risk has migrated southward. However, this is still a serious situation for Southside Virginia and portions of Hampton Roads. The strongest storms will be along and south of Highway 460 where multiple supercells are expected to develop with…

Monday Evening Update: Strong Storms Tuesday; Damaging wind gusts and a few tornadoes possible

By: Peter Forister, NOVA Storm Chasing & Denver Murray, Virginia Weather Action Tuesday may be a busy day across portions of our coverage area. Damaging wind, supercells, and a tornado risk are all expected in a severe thunderstorm event tomorrow for the Mid-Atlantic. The local National Weather Service and the Storm Prediction Center have outlined…

TUESDAY ALERT: ENHANCED RISK across Northern Virginia & much of Maryland; Damaging wind gusts and tornadoes possible

By: Peter Forister, NOVA Storm Chasing & Denver Murray, Virginia Weather Action Tuesday may be a busy day across portions of our coverage area. Damaging wind, supercells, and a tornado risk are all expected in a severe thunderstorm event tomorrow for the Mid-Atlantic. The local National Weather Service and the Storm Prediction Center have outlined…

NWS confirms EF-1 tornado in Pulaski County, microburst in Giles County

The National Weather Service in Blacksburg has confirmed that an EF-1 tornado AND straight-line winds, caused damage Friday evening in Pulaski County. A microburst was the cause of damage in Giles County. In Giles County, National Weather Service confirmed microburst damage, with maximum wind speeds 90 to 95 mph. A quick straightening storm moved south-southeast…

TONIGHT’S WEATHER ACTION FORECAST: A comfortable August night!

You really can’t ask for better weather in mid-August! After a beautiful, less humid Saturday afternoon, lows tonight will fall back into the 60s, with 50s in the valley and mountains. Some parts of the Highlands and Allegheny Mountains could see the thermometer dip into the upper 40s overnight! Sunday will continue to be less…

(Update) Wednesday, 8/7: WEATHER ACTION DAY for strong to severe storms

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Wednesday, 8/7: WEATHER ACTION DAY for strong to severe storms

— TIMING –VALLEY & MOUNTAINS: 1 PM TO 6 PMPIEDMONT: 3 PM TO 8 PMI-95 & I-85: 4 PM TO 10 PMCOASTAL AREAS: 6 PM TO MIDNIGHT   The Storm Prediction Center has areas along and east of I-95 in a SLIGHT RISK (Level 2) for severe weather on Wednesday. Some storms could be severe…

Tuesday, August 6: Line of strong storms with heavy rain possible this evening

Once again, another line of strong storms will be possible east of the Blue Ridge.NAM 3km model shows spotty storms along the Blue Ridge, then becoming more numerous as they reach the Piedmont. These storms could possibly merge into one line before reaching the I-95 corridor. The atmosphere remains very humid and soupy and any…

One ‘Crappy’ Situation: Toilet explodes after lightning strikes septic tank

PORT CHARLOTTE, FL – A septic tank was hit by lightning over the weekend, causing one ‘crappy’ situation. According to WINK-TV, who interviewed the homeowners, lightning hit methane gases from fecal matter built up in the pipes, causing the toilet bowl to explode. The Ward family said the explosion caused their master bedroom window to…

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