• Special Weather Statement

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    PAZ060-172245- Berks- 618 PM EDT FRI AUG 17 2018 ...A LINE OF STRONG THUNDERSTORMS WILL AFFECT CENTRAL BERKS COUNTY... At 616 PM EDT, radar indicated strong thunderstorms were located along a line extending from near Strausstown to near Womelsdorf. Movement was northeast at 30 mph. Winds up to 45 mph are possible with these storms. These storms will be near... Wernersville and Robesonia around 620 PM EDT. Sinking Spring, Bernville and Strausstown around 625 PM EDT. Wyomissing and Spring Ridge around 630 PM EDT. Reading, Laureldale, Leesport and Fairview Hgts around 635 PM EDT. Hamburg and Shoemakersville around 640 PM EDT. Fleetwood and Lenhartsville around 645 PM EDT. Other locations impacted by these storms include Wyomissing Hills, West Lawn, Whitfield, West Reading, Centerport, West Wyomissing and Shillington. Torrential rainfall and frequent cloud to ground lightning are occurring with these storms. Localized flooding is possible in poor drainage areas. Do not drive your vehicle through flooded roadways. Lightning can strike 10 miles away from a thunderstorm. Seek a safe shelter inside a building or vehicle. These storms may intensify, so be certain to monitor local radio stations and available television stations for additional information and possible warnings from the National Weather Service. LAT...LON 4052 7634 4052 7625 4058 7605 4057 7602 4063 7600 4066 7594 4040 7571 4027 7608 4036 7621 4037 7623 4049 7643 TIME...MOT...LOC 2216Z 229DEG 30KT 4047 7625 4034 7615 $$

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