WEATHER ALERT: Severe Thunderstorm Watch Issued for Jefferson County

JEFFERSON CO., Pa. (EYT) – A severe thunderstorm watch has been issued for Jefferson County and surrounding areas.

The National Weather Service of Pittsburgh issued the following Severe Thunderstorm Watch at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 13, 2018:

SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH OUTLINE UPDATE FOR WS 176
NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
630 PM EDT WED JUN 13 2018

SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH 176 IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1100 PM EDT

FOR THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS:

PENNSYLVANIA COUNTIES INCLUDED ARE

ALLEGHENY ARMSTRONG BEAVER
BEDFORD BLAIR BUTLER
CAMBRIA CAMERON CENTRE
CLARION CLEARFIELD CLINTON
COLUMBIA CUMBERLAND ELK
FAYETTE FOREST FRANKLIN
FULTON GREENE HUNTINGDON
INDIANA JEFFERSON JUNIATA
LYCOMING MIFFLIN MONTOUR
NORTHUMBERLAND PERRY SNYDER
SOMERSET SULLIVAN UNION
VENANGO WASHINGTON WESTMORELAND

SEVERE WEATHER STATEMENT

…A TORNADO WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 800 PM EDT FOR NORTHEASTERN INDIANA AND EAST CENTRAL ARMSTRONG COUNTIES…

Severe Weather Statement
National Weather Service Pittsburgh PA
738 PM EDT WED JUN 13 2018

Indiana PA-Armstrong PA-
738 PM EDT WED JUN 13 2018

At 737 PM EDT, a severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado was located 12 miles north of Indiana, moving southeast at 35 mph.

HAZARD…Tornado.

SOURCE…Radar indicated rotation.

IMPACT…Flying debris will be dangerous to those caught without shelter. Mobile homes will be damaged or destroyed. Damage to roofs, windows, and vehicles will occur. Tree damage is likely.

Locations impacted include…
Clymer… Chevy Chase Heights…
Ernest… Marion Center…
Plumville… Atwood…
Dixonville… Commodore…
Smicksburg…

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

TAKE COVER NOW!

Move to a basement or an interior room on the lowest floor of a sturdy building. Avoid windows. If you are outdoors, in a mobile home, or in a vehicle, move to the closest substantial shelter and protect yourself from flying debris.

Please report severe weather by calling 412-262-1988, posting to the NWS Pittsburgh Facebook page, or using Twitter @NWSPITTSBURGH.


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