Alert: Special Weather Statement issued August 15 at 3:18PM EDT by NWS Wakefield VA

Event: Special Weather Statement
Sender Name: NWS Wakefield VA
Issued: 2019-08-15T15:18:00-04:00
Expires: 2019-08-15T16:00:00-04:00
Description: At 317 PM EDT, a strong thunderstorm was located over Laurel, or near
Tuckahoe, moving east at 20 mph.

Wind gusts up to 40 to 50 mph and rainfall amounts of up to 1 inch
are possible with this storm.

Locations impacted include…
Richmond, Ashland, Randolph Macon College, Mechanicsville, Tuckahoe,
Hanover, Laurel, Studley, Wyndham, Lakeside, Glen Allen, East
Highland Park, Hanover Airport, Elmont, Short Pump, Longdale, Calno,
Solomons Store, Chamberlayne and Atlee.

If you see lightning or hear thunder, you are at risk! Take shelter
indoors immediately. If you cannot find shelter in a building a
vehicle provides safety from lightning.

Strong wind gusts are possible with this storm. These wind gusts are
capable of knocking down tree limbs, small or weakened trees, and
blowing around trash cans, potted plants, lawn furniture, and other
light outdoor objects.

Motorists should use extra caution in the vicinity of this storm. Be
prepared for rapid changes in weather and road conditions. Heavy rain
could cause ponding of water on roads, and possible minor flooding of
ditches and poor drainage areas.
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Urgency: Expected
Severity: Moderate
Certainty: Observed
Categories: Met,
Area Description: Western King William; Eastern Hanover; Eastern Henrico; Western Hanover; Western Henrico (Including the City of Richmond)

Message Identifier: NWS-IDP-PROD-3764733
CAP MessageType: Alert