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Tri-State Tornado Watch expires

Posted: 10:46 PM, Jun 22, 2016
Updated: 2016-06-24 04:45:54-04

CINCINNATI -- The National Weather Service issued a Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Highland and Adams counties in southwest Ohio until 6:15 p.m. Thursday.

The entire Tri-State was under a Tornado Watch until 10 p.m. Thursday.

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

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Below are the affected counties under the Tornado Watch until 10 p.m.

Ohio

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

Kentucky

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

Indiana

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

Thursday's Tornado Watch came in the wake of a series of strong thunderstorms that tore through the Tri-State. Here is a time-lapse video of last night's storms rolling over the downtown Cincinnati skyline:

 

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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