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Tri-State Tornado Watch canceled

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Posted at 1:17 PM, Apr 03, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-04 05:34:41-04

CINCINNATI -- After a day of rain, lightning and hail, the National Weather Service canceled a day-long Tornado Watch for the entire Tri-State late Tuesday night.

Although the area is no longer under storm watches or warnings, parts of Hamilton and Butler counties near Mill Creek will remain under a flash flood warning until 3 p.m. Wednesday.

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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