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After The Storm: Defining "severe" storms

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HAMILTON COUNTY, TN (WRCB) -

All thunderstorms are dangerous mainly because of the lightning. On some days we describe storms as being "strong" when they seem to be severe to the general public. 

The National Weather Service defines a severe storm as one that falls under any one or all of the following:

1) Is producing hail at least 1" in diameter (quarter-size)

2) Is producing winds of 58 mph or faster

3) Is capable of producing a tornado

Please keep in mind that you should seek shelter during any type of thunderstorm.

Keep track of the weather from home using the Storm Alert 3 Radar or on your mobile device by downloading the "WRCB Weather" app for iPhone and Droid.

Please stay safe!

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