Tornado warning canceled for Wythe County

Warning was canceled shortly before 7 p.m. on Friday

Tornado warning in Wythe County (WSLS 10)

WYTHE COUNTY, Va. – The National Weather Service issued a tornado warning for parts of Wythe County.

The warning was canceled shortly before 7 p.m. on Friday.

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At about 6:28 p.m, a severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado was located between Crockett and Wytheville, moving east at 35 mph, according to NWS.

The warning covered the following areas:

  • Wytheville
  • Max Meadows
  • Patterson
  • Speedwell
  • Fort Chiswell
  • Cripple Creek
  • Grahams Forge.

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If you live in areas affected by a tornado warning, take cover! NWS says to move to a basement or an interior room on the lowest floor of a sturdy building. Avoid windows. If you are outdoors, in a mobile home, or in a vehicle, move to the closest substantial shelter and protect yourself from flying debris.

As a reminder, a tornado watch means that forecasted conditions favor tornado development, more urgent than that, is a tornado warning, which means that a tornado is happening or is expected soon.

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