The Times West Virginian

June 12, 2013

Hazardous weather outlook issued

Forecasters see potential for ‘very strong wind field’

By Jonathan Williams
Times West Virginian

FAIRMONT — Watch the sky (and the weather).

The National Weather Service in Pittsburgh has issued a hazardous weather outlook for today for northern West Virginia, east-central Ohio, western Maryland and Pennsylvania.

An outlook isn’t the same as a watch or a warning, said NWS forecaster Pat Herald.

“When we issue a warning, that means it’s happening,” Herald said. An outlook means weather conditions are such that a storm could form.

“What the models are telling us is that atmospheric situation as modeled is setting up pretty nicely for potential severe weather,” Herald said.

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