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Thursday, June 13, 2013
"Particularly Dangerous Situation" Severe Thunderstorm Watch
The probability of wind gusts above 75 mph is "high." The probability of hailstones 1" in diameter or larger is "high" and two inches or larger is "moderate." Wind-driven hail can be extremely destructive. Here is the area included until 10pm EDT.
Radar at 2:31pm EDT shows severe thunderstorms from just south of Washington, D.C. where a tornado warning is in effect just to the south for Fredericksburg then southwest to near Knoxville.
I'm going to post preparatory suggestions again. Please look through them if you live in the high risk areas.
Fill your car's gas tank, then have it in the garage before the storms arrive.
If you have a generator, fill its tank.
Bring in lawn furniture, trampolines, etc.
Flashlight with fresh batteries
Full charge for cell phones, laptops and other items