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Tornado watch

National Weather Service issues tornado watch for region

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12 p.m., Feb. 21, 2014--The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch for the region, including Delaware, in effect until 5 p.m., today, Feb. 21.

A tornado watch means that conditions are favorable for tornadoes and severe thunderstorms in or near the watch area. Individuals should be on the lookout for threatening weather and be alert for weather updates and possible warnings.

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UD's Office of Campus and Public Safety is monitoring the situation and will provide updates as needed.

The tornado watch area is along either side of a line from near Roanoke Rapids, N.C., to 25 miles northwest of Dover, Del.

Primary threats for the region include the possibility of tornadoes and damaging winds. 

In the Newark area, current conditions indicate that the probability of tornadoes is rather small, but thunderstorms are expected this afternoon. Brief wind gusts of 40 to 45 mph are possible, as well as hail and frequent lightning during the 1-4 p.m. period. 

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