Update 5 Final tally of preliminary storm reports for June 13. 749 Reports were made.
Update 3 A severe thunderstorm with some rotation is moving towards Atlanta
* UNTIL 600 PM EDTA strong cold front is approaching an extremely hot, humid unstable air mass over central and eastern Virginia and North Carolina, prompting the Weather Service to post a rare Particularly Dangerous Situation Alert.
* AT 450 PM EDT...DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A LINE OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WITH A HISTORY OF PRODUCING PING PONG BALL SIZE HAIL...AND DAMAGING WINDS IN EXCESS OF 60 MPH. THESE STORMS WERE LOCATED ALONG A LINE EXTENDING FROM DAVIDSON TO STANLEY TO KINGS MOUNTAIN...AND MOVING SOUTHEAST AT 35 MPH.
* SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WILL IMPACT LOCATIONS NEAR...
MOUNTAIN ISLAND LAKE...MOUNT HOLLY...LOWELL AND GASTONIA. HUNTERSVILLE...CRAMERTON...BELMONT AND CLOVER. KANNAPOLIS. LAKE WYLIE.
Very strong straight line winds are knocking down trees and power lines right now as the intense storms come down the slope of the Appalachians. There are dozens of recent damage reports already. The storms are likely to intensify as they hit the superheated air over the coastal plain. This is an extremely dangerous situation.
SPC put the eastern NC and VA area in a "moderate" warning with 45% or greater chance of damaging 60mph or greater winds.