Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Imperial County, CA Heading Towards Holtville

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN PHOENIX HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR… EASTERN IMPERIAL COUNTY IN SOUTHEAST CALIFORNIA… THIS INCLUDES THE CITY OF CALEXICO…

* UNTIL 315 PM PDT

* AT 209 PM PDT… NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE METEOROLOGISTS DETECTED A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING QUARTER SIZE HAIL… AND DESTRUCTIVE WINDS IN EXCESS OF 70 MPH. THIS STORM WAS LOCATED 12 MILES SOUTHEAST OF CALEXICO… AND MOVING NORTHEAST AT 20 MPH. ANOTHER SEVERE STORM WAS 5 MILES WEST OF GLAMIS

* OTHER LOCATIONS IN THE WARNING INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO HOLTVILLE… AND INTERSTATE 8 EAST OF EL CENTRO.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

THIS IS A DANGEROUS STORM. IF YOU ARE IN ITS PATH… PREPARE IMMEDIATELY FOR DAMAGING WINDS AND DEADLY CLOUD TO GROUND LIGHTNING. MOVE TO SHELTER INSIDE A STRONG BUILDING. STAY AWAY FROM WINDOWS.

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