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NWS warns of severe storms throughout Tri-State

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Posted at 8:23 PM, Apr 28, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-28 22:14:41-04

CINCINNATI -- The entire Tri-State region was placed under a Severe Thunderstorm Watch lasting from Friday night until 2 a.m. Saturday.

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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