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02 May 2016

SPC Severe Thunderstorm Watch 138 Status Reports

WW 0138 Status Updates
WW 0138 Status Image

STATUS REPORT ON WW 138

SEVERE WEATHER THREAT CONTINUES RIGHT OF A LINE FROM 35 NNW TYS
TO 30 WSW BKW TO 15 SW EKN.

..THOMPSON..05/02/16

ATTN...WFO...JKL...GSP...RNK...MRX...LWX...RLX...


STATUS REPORT FOR WS 138 

SEVERE WEATHER THREAT CONTINUES FOR THE FOLLOWING AREAS 

NCC003-005-009-011-021-023-027-033-035-059-097-111-115-121-157-
159-169-171-189-193-197-199-022140-

NC 
.    NORTH CAROLINA COUNTIES INCLUDED ARE

ALEXANDER            ALLEGHANY           ASHE                
AVERY                BUNCOMBE            BURKE               
CALDWELL             CASWELL             CATAWBA             
DAVIE                IREDELL             MCDOWELL            
MADISON              MITCHELL            ROCKINGHAM          
ROWAN                STOKES              SURRY               
WATAUGA              WILKES              YADKIN              
YANCEY               


TNC001-009-019-025-029-057-059-063-067-073-089-091-093-105-129-
145-155-163-171-173-179-022140-

TN 
.    TENNESSEE COUNTIES INCLUDED ARE

ANDERSON             BLOUNT              CARTER              
CLAIBORNE            COCKE               GRAINGER            
GREENE               HAMBLEN             HANCOCK             
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02 May 2016

SPC Severe Thunderstorm Watch 138

WW 138 SEVERE TSTM KY NC TN VA WV 021815Z - 030200Z
WW 0138 Image

URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH NUMBER 138
NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
215 PM EDT MON MAY 2 2016

THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF 
  EASTERN KENTUCKY
  WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA
  NORTHEASTERN TENNESSEE
  WESTERN VIRGINIA
  SOUTHEASTERN WEST VIRGINIA

* EFFECTIVE THIS MONDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING FROM 215 PM UNTIL
  1000 PM EDT.

* PRIMARY THREATS INCLUDE...
  ISOLATED DAMAGING WIND GUSTS TO 70 MPH POSSIBLE
  ISOLATED LARGE HAIL EVENTS TO 1.5 INCHES IN DIAMETER POSSIBLE

SUMMARY...NUMEROUS THUNDERSTORMS WILL CONTINUE DEVELOPING OVER THE
SOUTHERN APPALACHIAN REGION AND POSE A RISK FOR ISOLATED LARGE HAIL
AND DOWNBURST WINDS THIS AFTERNOON.

THE SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 115
STATUTE MILES EAST AND WEST OF A LINE FROM 30 MILES NORTH OF
STAUNTON VIRGINIA TO 25 MILES SOUTHWEST OF HOT SPRINGS NORTH
CAROLINA.  FOR A COMPLETE DEPICTION OF THE WATCH SEE THE
ASSOCIATED WATCH OUTLINE UPDATE (WOUS64 KWNS WOU8).

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

REMEMBER...A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH MEANS CONDITIONS ARE
FAVORABLE FOR SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS IN AND CLOSE TO THE WATCH
AREA. PERSONS IN THESE AREAS SHOULD BE ON THE LOOKOUT FOR
THREATENING WEATHER CONDITIONS AND LISTEN FOR LATER STATEMENTS
AND POSSIBLE WARNINGS. SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS CAN AND OCCASIONALLY
DO PRODUCE TORNADOES.

&&

AVIATION...A FEW SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WITH HAIL SURFACE AND ALOFT
TO 1.5 INCHES. EXTREME TURBULENCE AND SURFACE WIND GUSTS TO 60
KNOTS. A FEW CUMULONIMBI WITH MAXIMUM TOPS TO 500. MEAN STORM
MOTION VECTOR 24035.


...DIAL

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02 May 2016

Update: McDowell Emergency officials assess storm damage

For the second straight day, strong spring storms pounded sections of McDowell County. On Monday, as officials were still assessing damage from Sunday’s storm, another system rolled through, producing lightning, hail and strong winds. Trees were reported ...
02 May 2016

5.1 - 130.5 miles SSE of Valdez

Date: Mon, 02 May 2016 13:38:44 UTC
Lat/Lon: 59.4153/-144.725
Depth: 30.1986

02 May 2016

Third tornado declared in Harrison Co. from Friday's storms

A third tornado in Harrison County has been identified by a National Weather Service survey team working in the field today. The rating has not yet been determined since crews are still surveying the damage. The survey team found the path of the third ...
02 May 2016

NWS confirms tornado hit Alto area

A meteorologist with the National Weather Service was able to confirm that the storm damage from Friday night was from that of a tornado. Cynthia Palmer said wind speeds averaged at least 105 miles per hour, but she has evidence they may have reached up to ...
02 May 2016

Rusk County asking residents to report storm damage

Rusk County is asking residents to report recent storm damage. On Monday, the county reported that more than 7 inches of rain fell on parts of the county this past weekend, causing damage to public roads and streets, as well as homes and businesses.
02 May 2016

Storm Damage In Jessamine County

Lots of damage has been reported after severe weather rolled through Carter County over the weekend, The director of emergency management tells LEX 18 that they had heavy rain, strong winds and golf ball sized hail. The winds were so strong that they ...
02 May 2016

No damage reported after confirmed tornado

No injuries or damage have been reported after a tornado touched down in Montgomery County, the National Weather Service confirmed Monday. A spokesperson for the weather service said the agency is "waiting to hear back" from local authorities regarding ...
02 May 2016

Storm Damage Information Sought in St. Martin Parish

Officials with the St. Martin Parish Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness are in the process of assessing storm damage from the system that moved through St. Martin Parish Sunday. They are requesting that anyone who sustained wind, hail ...
02 May 2016

Utah Earthquake Country Examined

The fault was near the epicenter of the area’s largest earthquake of the recent past, a 5.8 magnitude event that shook residents across the county and did damage as far away as Springdale, where a landslide destroyed several homes and forced the closure ...
02 May 2016

SPC Severe Thunderstorm Watch 137 Status Reports

WW 0137 Status Updates
WW 0137 Status Image

STATUS FOR WATCH 0137 HAS NOT BEEN ISSUED YET
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02 May 2016

SPC Severe Thunderstorm Watch 137

WW 137 SEVERE TSTM AR LA MS TX 020815Z - 021400Z
WW 0137 Image

URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH NUMBER 137
NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
315 AM CDT MON MAY 2 2016

THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF 
  PARTS OF SOUTHERN ARKANSAS
  MUCH OF WESTERN AND CENTRAL LOUISIANA
  PARTS OF WESTERN MISSISSIPPI
  PORTIONS OF EASTERN AND SOUTHEAST TEXAS

* EFFECTIVE THIS MONDAY MORNING FROM 315 AM UNTIL 900 AM CDT.

* PRIMARY THREATS INCLUDE...
  ISOLATED VERY LARGE HAIL EVENTS TO 2 INCHES IN DIAMETER POSSIBLE
  ISOLATED DAMAGING WIND GUSTS TO 65 MPH POSSIBLE

SUMMARY...ISOLATED STRONG/SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS ARE FORECAST TO
CONTINUE SPREADING EAST ACROSS THE WW AREA OVER THE NEXT SEVERAL
HOURS...WHERE LARGE HAIL AND AN ISOLATED DAMAGING WIND GUST OR TWO
CAN BE EXPECTED.

THE SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 90
STATUTE MILES EAST AND WEST OF A LINE FROM 40 MILES NORTH
NORTHEAST OF MONTICELLO ARKANSAS TO 65 MILES SOUTH SOUTHEAST OF
LUFKIN TEXAS.  FOR A COMPLETE DEPICTION OF THE WATCH SEE THE
ASSOCIATED WATCH OUTLINE UPDATE (WOUS64 KWNS WOU7).

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

REMEMBER...A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH MEANS CONDITIONS ARE
FAVORABLE FOR SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS IN AND CLOSE TO THE WATCH
AREA. PERSONS IN THESE AREAS SHOULD BE ON THE LOOKOUT FOR
THREATENING WEATHER CONDITIONS AND LISTEN FOR LATER STATEMENTS
AND POSSIBLE WARNINGS. SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS CAN AND OCCASIONALLY
DO PRODUCE TORNADOES.

&&

AVIATION...A FEW SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WITH HAIL SURFACE AND ALOFT
TO 2 INCHES. EXTREME TURBULENCE AND SURFACE WIND GUSTS TO 55
KNOTS. A FEW CUMULONIMBI WITH MAXIMUM TOPS TO 500. MEAN STORM
MOTION VECTOR 25035.


...GOSS

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02 May 2016

Manuel Vasquez, 72, Survived Two Weeks After Ecuador Earthquake Trapped Between Walls

It has been a very difficult couple weeks in Ecuador following the earthquake, which hit the country’s coast on April 16 and caused damage in several towns, the Independent reported. A second earthquake struck a week later and caused even more damage.
02 May 2016

5.9 - SOUTHERN SUMATRA, INDONESIA

Date: Mon, 02 May 2016 04:21:25 UTC
Lat/Lon: -5.0928/104.471
Depth: 132.67

02 May 2016

4.03 - 141.3 miles S of Dillingham

Date: Mon, 02 May 2016 04:37:21 UTC
Lat/Lon: 57.0183/-157.84
Depth: 3.261

01 May 2016

SPC Severe Thunderstorm Watch 136

WW 136 SEVERE TSTM IL IN 020000Z - 020400Z
WW 0136 Image

URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH NUMBER 136
NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
800 PM EDT SUN MAY 1 2016

THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF 
  EASTERN ILLINOIS
  CENTRAL INDIANA

* EFFECTIVE THIS SUNDAY NIGHT FROM 800 PM UNTIL MIDNIGHT EDT.

* PRIMARY THREATS INCLUDE...
  SCATTERED LARGE HAIL AND ISOLATED VERY LARGE HAIL EVENTS TO 2
    INCHES IN DIAMETER POSSIBLE
  ISOLATED DAMAGING WIND GUSTS TO 70 MPH POSSIBLE

SUMMARY...ISOLATED SEVERE STORMS CAPABLE OF LARGE HAIL AND DAMAGING
WINDS ARE DEVELOPING OVER EASTERN IL...AND WILL SPREAD ACROSS THE
WATCH AREA THIS EVENING.

THE SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 40
STATUTE MILES EAST AND WEST OF A LINE FROM 45 MILES NORTH OF
INDIANAPOLIS INDIANA TO 65 MILES SOUTH SOUTHWEST OF TERRE HAUTE
INDIANA.  FOR A COMPLETE DEPICTION OF THE WATCH SEE THE
ASSOCIATED WATCH OUTLINE UPDATE (WOUS64 KWNS WOU6).

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

REMEMBER...A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH MEANS CONDITIONS ARE
FAVORABLE FOR SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS IN AND CLOSE TO THE WATCH
AREA. PERSONS IN THESE AREAS SHOULD BE ON THE LOOKOUT FOR
THREATENING WEATHER CONDITIONS AND LISTEN FOR LATER STATEMENTS
AND POSSIBLE WARNINGS. SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS CAN AND OCCASIONALLY
DO PRODUCE TORNADOES.

&&

OTHER WATCH INFORMATION...CONTINUE...WW 133...WW 134...WW 135...

AVIATION...A FEW SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WITH HAIL SURFACE AND ALOFT
TO 2 INCHES. EXTREME TURBULENCE AND SURFACE WIND GUSTS TO 60
KNOTS. A FEW CUMULONIMBI WITH MAXIMUM TOPS TO 500. MEAN STORM
MOTION VECTOR 27030.


...HART

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01 May 2016

SPC Severe Thunderstorm Watch 136 Status Reports

WW 0136 Status Updates
WW 0136 Status Image

STATUS REPORT ON WW 136

SEVERE WEATHER THREAT CONTINUES RIGHT OF A LINE FROM 15 WSW MIE
TO 15 NW MIE.

..SMITH..05/02/16

ATTN...WFO...ILX...IND...


STATUS REPORT FOR WS 136 

SEVERE WEATHER THREAT CONTINUES FOR THE FOLLOWING AREAS 

INC135-020340-

IN 
.    INDIANA COUNTIES INCLUDED ARE

RANDOLPH             


THE WATCH STATUS MESSAGE IS FOR GUIDANCE PURPOSES ONLY.  PLEASE
REFER TO WATCH COUNTY NOTIFICATION STATEMENTS FOR OFFICIAL
INFORMATION ON COUNTIES...INDEPENDENT CITIES AND MARINE ZONES
CLEARED FROM SEVERE THUNDERSTORM AND TORNADO WATCHES.

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01 May 2016

Castles in Japan raise funds for quake-hit rival in Kumamoto

Castles throughout the nation, including modern-day rivals, have started raising funds to help repair the serious quake damage at Kumamoto Castle. Zenkoku Jokaku Kanrisha Kyogikai (Nationwide council of castle managers), to which 49 castles belong ...
01 May 2016

SPC Severe Thunderstorm Watch 135 Status Reports

WW 0135 Status Updates
WW 0135 Status Image

STATUS REPORT ON WW 135

SEVERE WEATHER THREAT CONTINUES RIGHT OF A LINE FROM 10 WNW BLF
TO 35 W SHD.

..SMITH..05/02/16

ATTN...WFO...RNK...


STATUS REPORT FOR WS 135 

SEVERE WEATHER THREAT CONTINUES FOR THE FOLLOWING AREAS 

VAC005-017-021-023-045-063-067-071-121-155-161-163-173-185-197-
530-580-678-750-770-775-020240-

VA 
.    VIRGINIA COUNTIES INCLUDED ARE

ALLEGHANY            BATH                BLAND               
BOTETOURT            CRAIG               FLOYD               
FRANKLIN             GILES               MONTGOMERY          
PULASKI              ROANOKE             ROCKBRIDGE          
SMYTH                TAZEWELL            WYTHE               




VIRGINIA INDEPENDENT CITIES INCLUDED ARE

BUENA VISTA          COVINGTON           LEXINGTON           
RADFORD              ROANOKE             SALEM               


WVC055-063-020240-

WV 
.    WEST VIRGINIA COUNTIES INCLUDED ARE
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Nearly 200 People Have Been Killed By Flooding in the U.S. During the Last 16 Months | The Weather Channel - The ...

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PHOTOS: Flooding shuts down major highways in Louisiana - AccuWeather.com

PHOTOS: Flooding shuts down major highways in LouisianaAccuWeather.comTorrential rain triggered flooding across southern Louisiana over the weekend, submerging streets and closing major highways. ...

Posted: 5/2/2016 | news.google.com

Flooding closes portion of George Flagg Parkway - DesMoinesRegister.com

DesMoinesRegister.comFlooding closes portion of George Flagg ParkwayDesMoinesRegister.comFlooding has closed part of George Flagg Parkway on Monday morning. The street, between Fleur and Park drives, ...

Posted: 5/2/2016 | news.google.com

Palestine mourns 6 victims of flash flooding - FOX 4 News

FOX 4 NewsPalestine mourns 6 victims of flash floodingFOX 4 NewsPALESTINE, Texas - Authorities have found a sixth body following flash flooding in East Texas that also killed a woman and her four ...

Posted: 5/2/2016 | news.google.com

Minor Flooding in Des Moines Metro - whotv.com

whotv.comMinor Flooding in Des Moines Metrowhotv.comDES MOINES, Iowa — A wet weekend has caused rivers to rise in Des Moines bringing with it some minor flooding. Two of the metro's main ...

Posted: 5/2/2016 | news.google.com