'Damaging winds, destructive hail and deadly cloud to ground lightning'
By KVAL.com staff
The National Weather Service issued a severe thunderstorm warning for Lane and Linn counties Thursday afternoon as black clouds, lightning, rain and hail marched across the region.
"This is a dangerous storm," the National Weather Service said. "If you are in its path, prepare immediately for damaging winds, destructive hail and deadly cloud to ground lightning. People outside should move to a shelter, preferably inside a strong building but away from windows."
Extreme Weather Warning
Here is the warning in its entirety:
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN PORTLAND HAS ISSUED A
* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR...
* UNTIL 215 PM PDT.
* AT 130 PM PDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A
* THE SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WILL BE NEAR...
THIS IS A DANGEROUS STORM. IF YOU ARE IN ITS PATH...PREPARE
IN ADDITION TO LARGE HAIL AND DAMAGING WINDS...CONTINUOUS CLOUD TO
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