Area now under severe thunderstorm watch

Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2009 3:45 PM
Last updated Tuesday, June 1, 2010 8:40 PM
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Area tornado warnings and watches issued earlier tonight have expired, leaving the Augusta area under a severe thunderstorm watch until 5 a.m.

According to the National Weather Service, the watch includes Burke, McDuffie, Columbia and Richmond counties.

So far, there have been no reports of any major damage throughout the Augusta area, but the National Weather Service did receive an earlier report of a possible funnel cloud touchdown in Wilkes County. A dispatcher for the Wilkes County Sheriff’s Department said she had only heard of some trees being downed there, and she wasn’t aware if there had been a tornado.

Dave Schuetrum, of the National Weather Service in West Columbia, said someone from his office would be sent Thursday to survey areas in Richmond, Columbia and Lincoln counties. He said someone from the weather service’s Atlanta office would likely visit Wilkes County on Thursday for an after-storm assessment there.

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change display name 02/18/09 - 05:13 pm
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Thanks Pam! What would we do

Thanks Pam! What would we do without you!

oldenuff2nobetter
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oldenuff2nobetter 02/18/09 - 06:22 pm
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change display name, Ask

change display name, Ask Richmond County, they are the ones that let her get away.

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curly123053 02/18/09 - 09:02 pm
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I nominate Pam Tucker to be

I nominate Pam Tucker to be the CSRA Weather Czar !! anybody want to second the nomination??

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Grateful Augustan 02/18/09 - 09:08 pm
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I'd hit it.....errr second it

I'd hit it.....errr second it !

coolette
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coolette 02/18/09 - 09:15 pm
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I agree, she can shatter the

I agree, she can shatter the glass ceiling. She makes these Columbia County good ole boys do their jobs! She is very professional and strong!!!! Go Girl!!!!!

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KSL 02/18/09 - 09:33 pm
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Y'all think she is the one

Y'all think she is the one who spotted it? "Sign up to get local news by e-mail

At 7:15 p.m., the National Weather Service radar spotted a thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado 31 miles northwest of Thomson, or 14 miles west of Washington, moving east at 55 mph, according to Mrs. Tucker." She just took the information and made certain she was the one reporting it.

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KSL 02/18/09 - 09:34 pm
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Watch out for empire

Watch out for empire builders.

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DEVGRU 02/18/09 - 10:27 pm
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ksl. Go and get in the school

ksl. Go and get in the school bus buried in your backyard. Don't forget your coon skin cap and muzzle loader. Oops, don't forget them collards and canned maters." Darn , this modern world is"challengin". What's this digital stuff? I caaaan't git my t.v. no more. I caaan't see how that survivor man cooks them skinned squirrels. Be thankful that someone like Pam is good at her job. If I were you I wouldn't trust myself to figure out how "that modern weather stuff works." Yep we all know about that there weather channel. I figured out how she spotted it about 10 years ago.
Thanks Pam for everything you do!!! Just ignore the ding-dongs.

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bone 02/18/09 - 11:03 pm
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still remember when i taught

still remember when i taught at EHS and a bomb threat was called in. all the students were in the stadium bleachers and pam tucker sent over several cases of bottled water. talk about a recipe for disaster! i stood in the middle of the tract dodging thrown bottles the rest of the morning.

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