Press Release

For Immediate Release: July 1, 2016

County of Union is Under a Tornado Watch until 10:00pm

The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch for Union County and the surrounding area until 10:00 pm tonight, Friday July 1st.

A tornado watch is issued when weather conditions are favorable for the development of severe thunderstorms that are capable of producing tornadoes. A tornado watch therefore implies that it is also a severe thunderstorm watch. Please travel with caution during any thunderstorms or inclement weather that may occur.

To view the official alert from the National Weather Service, visit


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