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County under severe thunderstorm watch

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By Greg Summers

The National Weather Service office in Columbia has issued a severe thunderstorm watch for Lancaster County until 10 p.m. Monday.
A severe thunderstorm watch means conditions are favorable for severe thunderstorms.
According to the National Weather Service, hail up to 1 inch in diameter, heavy rains, wind gusts of more than 60 mph and dangerous lightning are possible.
People in these areas should be on the lookout for threatening weather conditions and listen for later statements and possible warnings. Severe thunderstorms can and occasionally do produce tornadoes.
Residents are urged to report large hail, damaging winds or flooding to the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office at (803) 283-4136.
You can also use www.Facebook.Com/US.Nationalweatherservice.Columbia.Gov to report severe weather.  

Follow reporter Greg Summers on Twitter @GregSummersTLN or contact him at (803) 283-1156.