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Severe Thunderstorm Watch issued for part of Tri-State

Posted: 4:22 PM, Jun 20, 2016
Updated: 2016-06-21 01:52:56Z

CINCINNATI -- A Severe Thunderstorm Watch is in effect until 11 p.m. Monday, June 20 for the following counties in the Tri-State:

OHIO

  • Butler
  • Warren
  • Clinton

INDIANA

  • Franklin
  • Fayette

Damaging winds and large hail are the primary threats. While the Watch runs through 11 p.m., it may be extended beyond that time.

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)

WCPO traffic updates

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