SEVERE WEATHER STATEMENT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WAKEFIELD, VA 649 PM EDT FRI MAY 19 2000 ...SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING CONTINUES FOR NOTTOWAY COUNTY UNTIL 710 PM... AT 650 PM...WEATHER SERVICE RADAR INDICATED A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM NEAR CREWE...MOVING EAST AT 25 MPH. HAIL TO THE SIZE OF NICKELS...AND WIND GUSTS TO 60 MPH ARE POSSIBLE WITH THIS STORM...AS IT MOVES ALONG AND NORTH OF HIGHWAY 460...AFFECTING THE TOWNS OF CREWE...BLACKSTONE...AND PATTERSONS STORE. PEOPLE OUTSIDE SHOULD MOVE TO A SHELTER...PREFERABLY INSIDE A STRONG BUILDING BUT STAY AWAY FROM WINDOWS. $$ TRA
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