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Mineral County WV Emergency Management
Tuesday August 25th, 2020 :: 05:28 p.m. EDT


Severe Thunderstorm Warning until 05:45PM

The National Weather Service in Sterling Virginia has issued a

* Severe Thunderstorm Warning for... Mineral County in eastern West Virginia...

* Until 545 PM EDT.

* At 527 PM EDT, a severe thunderstorm was located 7 miles southeast of Keyser, moving southeast at 30 mph. HAZARD...60 mph wind gusts. SOURCE...Radar indicated. IMPACT...Damaging winds will cause some trees and large branches to fall. This could injure those outdoors, as well as damage homes and vehicles. Roadways may become blocked by downed trees. Localized power outages are possible. Unsecured light objects may become projectiles.

* Locations impacted include... Keyser, Fort Ashby, Piedmont, Burlington, Luke, Russelldale, Headsville, Short Gap, New Creek, Wagoner, Antioch, Reeses Mill, Ridgeville and Mccoole.



For your protection move to an interior room on the lowest floor of a building. Large hail and damaging winds and continuous cloud to ground lightning is occurring with this storm. Move indoors immediately. Lightning is one of nature's leading killers. Remember, if you can hear thunder, you are close enough to be struck by lightning.

Mineral County WV Emergency Management
Pine Swamp Rd
Keyser, WV 26726

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 304-788-1821

Alert Details

Severe - Significant threat to life or property
Immediate - Responsive action SHOULD be taken immediately
Observed - Determined to have occurred or to be ongoing
Meteorological (inc. flood)
Severe Thunderstorm Warning

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