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
  • Get a power inverter that can be run from your car
  • If you must keep items chilled (i.e., medicines), get a portable generator you can place outdoors that you can plug in a refrigerator directly
  • Use a licensed electrician to install a generator directly wired into your home's system
  • Regardless of an inverter or portable generator, get extension cords long enough to reach from the generator or inverter to whatever you wish to hook it to
  • Any items such as milk 
  • Refill any prescriptions about the run out

  • UPDATE 2:41pm AccuWeather Regional Radar: The west end of the line of storms is strengthening to almost Nashville. 

    There is a separate severe thunderstorm watch in effect for this region:

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