Tornado warning issued for Amherst County expires

Warning expired at 8:15 a.m.

The National Weather Service in Blacksburg has issued a tornado warning for parts of Amherst and Bedford Counties. (10 News)

A tornado warning that was issued for parts of Amherst County has expired.

At about 8:04 a.m., a severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado was located near Clifford, moving northeast at 35 mph.

The warning expired at 8:15 a.m.

The areas that were affected include:

  • Amherst
  • Forks Of Buffalo
  • Clifford
  • Falconerville
  • New Glasgow
  • Lowesville
  • Pleasant View

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.

Know the difference between and watch and a warning

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