SHORT TERM FORECAST NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WAKEFIELD VA 601 PM EDT THU MAY 18 2000 VAZ048-061-062-069-182330- CUMBERLAND-FLUVANNA-GOOCHLAND-POWHATAN- 601 PM EDT THU MAY 18 2000 .NOW... THUNDERSTORMS WILL DEVELOP ACROSS PORTIONS OF CENTRAL VIRGINIA THIS EVENING. LOCALLY HEAVY RAINFALL...GUSTY WINDS...AND EVEN SMALL HAIL ARE POSSIBLE. THE STORMS WILL AFFECT FLUVANNA AND CUMBERLAND COUNTIES BY 700 PM...AND MOVE EAST INTO GOOCHLAND AND POWHATAN COUNTIES BY 800 PM. $$ TRA
The Short Term Forecast is an "event driven" product issued only when significant weather is occurring. It provides additional details not found in the Public Zone Forecasts like time of onset of precipitation, and where stronger thunderstorms may occur. The valid time of a Short Term Forecast is often less than two hours.