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Entire Tri-State under Severe Thunderstorm Watch

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Posted at 4:20 PM, Apr 05, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-05 21:09:02-04

CINCINNATI -- The National Weather Service placed the entire Tri-State under a Severe Thunderstorm Watch lasting until 9 p.m. Wednesday.

The counties affected by the Severe Thunderstorm Watch are as follows.

Ohio

  • Adams
  • Butler
  • Brown
  • Clermont
  • Clinton
  • Hamilton
  • Highland
  • Warren

Indiana

  • Dearborn
  • Fayette
  • Franklin
  • Ohio
  • Ripley
  • Switzerland
  • Union

Kentucky

  • Boone
  • Bracken
  • Campbell
  • Carroll
  • Gallatin
  • Grant
  • Kenton
  • Owen
  • Pendleton

DEFINITIONS:

A Severe Thunderstorm Watch means atmospheric conditions are favorable for the development of severe thunderstorms.

A Severe Thunderstorm Warning means a severe thunderstorm has developed that is capable of producing hail greater than one inch in diameter and or 58 mph wind speeds.

A Tornado Watch means weather conditions are favorable for the development of severe thunderstorms that are capable of producing tornadoes.

A Tornado Warning means that a tornado has been sighted or indicated by weather radar and residents of the affected area should take shelter immediately.

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