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Severe Thunderstorm Watch extended to cover some of Tri-State

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Posted at 12:11 PM, Nov 18, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-18 20:05:19-05

Update: The Severe Thunderstorm Watch was cancelled at 8 p.m. 

CINCINNATI -- A Severe Thunderstorm Watch is in effect through 8 p.m. Saturday for some counties in the Tri-State.

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The following counties are included:

OHIO

  • Clermont
  • Clinton
  • Warren

KENTUCKY

  • Bracken
  • Campbell
  • Grant
  • Kenton
  • 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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