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Severe Thunderstorm Warning in several counties

Posted: 1:26 PM, Aug 27, 2016
Updated: 2016-08-27 15:06:59-04

CINCINNATI -- A Severe Thunderstorm Warning has been issued for the following counties:

OHIO

  • Clinton (until 3:15 p.m.)
  • Warren (until 3:15 p.m.)

Additionally, an Areal Flood Advisory is in effect for Union County, Indiana until 5:45 p.m. Up to 2 inches of rain in one hour has fallen.

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.

Here are some helpful links to prepare for severe weather:

Sign up for severe weather email and mobile alerts

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Download the WCPO Storm Shield app (storm-based alerts for life-threatening weather events)

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