Thursday, May 22, 2014

Severe Thunderstorm Warning Issued for South Central Schuylkill County

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN STATE COLLEGE PA HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR... SOUTH CENTRAL SCHUYLKILL COUNTY IN CENTRAL PENNSYLVANIA...


* UNTIL 245 PM EDT

* AT 207 PM EDT...DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING QUARTER SIZE HAIL AND DAMAGING WINDS IN EXCESS OF 60 MPH. THIS STORM WAS LOCATED OVER BRANCHDALE...AND MOVING SOUTHEAST AT 30 MPH.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE... POTTSVILLE...SCHUYLKILL HAVEN...MINERSVILLE...ORWIGSBURG...PORT CARBON...TREMONT...FRIEDENSBURG...MARLIN...RENNINGERS... FORRESTVILLE...BRANCHDALE...SELTZER...DONALDSON...HECKSCHERVILLE... BUCK RUN...BEURYS LAKE...LAKE WYNONAH...CRESSONA...PALO ALTO AND GORDON.

THIS INCLUDES INTERSTATE 81 BETWEEN MILE MARKERS 109 AND 118.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS PRODUCE DAMAGING WINDS AND DESTRUCTIVE HAIL. FORYOUR PROTECTION...MOVE TO AN INTERIOR ROOM ON THE LOWEST FLOOR OFYOUR HOME OR BUSINESS.
DOPPLER RADAR HAS INDICATED ROTATION WITHIN THIS STORM. ALTHOUGH ATORNADO IS NOT IMMEDIATELY LIKELY...IF ONE IS SPOTTED... ACT QUICKLYAND MOVE TO A PLACE OF SAFETY IN A STURDY STRUCTURE... SUCH AS ABASEMENT OR SMALL INTERIOR ROOM.

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