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Virginia, Pittsylvania

Special Statement

Statement as of 3:51 PM EDT on August 27, 2016

Expires 5:00 PM EDT on August 27, 2016


... A line of strong thunderstorms will affect
northwestern Rockingham... southwestern Pittsylvania... and Henry
counties and the city of Martinsville...

At 350 PM EDT... radar indicated strong thunderstorms were located
along a line extending from near Aiken Summit to Eden
moving west at 15mph.

Winds in excess of 40 mph and brief downpours are possible with
these storms.

Locations impacted include...
Eden...
Martinsville...
Stoneville...
Axton...
and Spencer.

This includes the Martinsville Speedway and Martinsville Airport.

Torrential rainfall is occurring with these storms... and may cause
localized flooding... especially in urbanized areas. Do not drive
your vehicle through flooded roadways.

Frequent cloud to ground lightning is occurring with these storms.
Lightning can strike 10 miles away from a thunderstorm. Seek a safe
shelter inside a building or vehicle.

Lat... Lon 3650 8003 3654 8003 3654 8005 3657 8005
      3663 8004 3679 7994 3668 7953 3643 7978
time... Mot... loc 1950z 093deg 15kt 3664 7967 3650 7981


Jjm


351 PM EDT Sat Aug 27 2016

... A line of strong thunderstorms will affect
northwestern Rockingham... southwestern Pittsylvania... and Henry
counties and the city of Martinsville...

At 350 PM EDT... radar indicated strong thunderstorms were located
along a line extending from near Aiken Summit to Eden
moving west at 15mph.

Winds in excess of 40 mph and brief downpours are possible with
these storms.

Locations impacted include...
Eden...
Martinsville...
Stoneville...
Axton...
and Spencer.

This includes the Martinsville Speedway and Martinsville Airport.

Torrential rainfall is occurring with these storms... and may cause
localized flooding... especially in urbanized areas. Do not drive
your vehicle through flooded roadways.

Frequent cloud to ground lightning is occurring with these storms.
Lightning can strike 10 miles away from a thunderstorm. Seek a safe
shelter inside a building or vehicle.

Lat... Lon 3650 8003 3654 8003 3654 8005 3657 8005
      3663 8004 3679 7994 3668 7953 3643 7978
time... Mot... loc 1950z 093deg 15kt 3664 7967 3650 7981


Jjm

1215 PM EDT Sat Aug 27 2016

... Elevated heat index values through this afternoon...

Humid conditions will combine with temperatures in the upper 80s
to lower 90s this afternoon to create heat index values around
100 degrees. Drink plenty of fluids to stay hydrated and avoid
prolonged strenuous activities.


Mbs

Record Report

Statement as of 4:30 AM EDT on August 27, 2016


... Record high minimum temperature tied at Roanoke yesterday...

The low temperature at Roanoke Virginia yesterday... 26 August
2016... was 72 degrees... which tied the record for the highest
minimum... or warmest low..temperature for August 26 from 1936.
Official records for Roanoke date back to 1912.


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