Blanket Severe Thunderstorm Warning

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You rarely ever see this, but this is a Blanket Severe Thunderstorm Warning that covers multiple counties:

[FONT=lucida sans typewriter, lucida console, courier]BULLETIN - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MORRISTOWN TN
555 PM EST WED FEB 22 2012

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MORRISTOWN HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR...
ANDERSON COUNTY IN EAST TENNESSEE...
BLEDSOE COUNTY IN EAST TENNESSEE...
BLOUNT COUNTY IN EAST TENNESSEE...
NORTHERN BRADLEY COUNTY IN EAST TENNESSEE...
SOUTHERN CAMPBELL COUNTY IN EAST TENNESSEE...
CARTER COUNTY IN EAST TENNESSEE...
CLAIBORNE COUNTY IN EAST TENNESSEE...
COCKE COUNTY IN EAST TENNESSEE...
GRAINGER COUNTY IN EAST TENNESSEE...
GREENE COUNTY IN EAST TENNESSEE...
HAMBLEN COUNTY IN EAST TENNESSEE...
HAMILTON COUNTY IN EAST TENNESSEE...
HANCOCK COUNTY IN EAST TENNESSEE...
HAWKINS COUNTY IN EAST TENNESSEE...
JEFFERSON COUNTY IN EAST TENNESSEE...
KNOX COUNTY IN EAST TENNESSEE...
LOUDON COUNTY IN EAST TENNESSEE...
MCMINN COUNTY IN EAST TENNESSEE...
MEIGS COUNTY IN EAST TENNESSEE...
MONROE COUNTY IN EAST TENNESSEE...
MORGAN COUNTY IN EAST TENNESSEE...
RHEA COUNTY IN EAST TENNESSEE...
ROANE COUNTY IN EAST TENNESSEE...
EXTREME SOUTHERN SCOTT COUNTY IN EAST TENNESSEE...
SEQUATCHIE COUNTY IN EAST TENNESSEE...
SEVIER COUNTY IN EAST TENNESSEE...
EXTREME WESTERN SULLIVAN COUNTY IN EAST TENNESSEE...
UNICOI COUNTY IN EAST TENNESSEE...
UNION COUNTY IN EAST TENNESSEE...
WASHINGTON COUNTY IN EAST TENNESSEE...

* UNTIL 645 PM EST/545 PM CST/

* AT 546 PM EST/446 PM CST/...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR
INDICATED A LINE OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS CAPABLE OF PRODUCING GOLF
BALL SIZE HAIL...AND DAMAGING WINDS IN EXCESS OF 60 MPH. THESE
STORMS WERE LOCATED ALONG A LINE EXTENDING FROM 7 MILES NORTHEAST
OF SNEEDVILLE TO 8 MILES NORTH OF MCMINNVILLE...AND MOVING EAST AT
65 MPH.

* LOCATIONS IN THE WARNING INCLUDE...
MAYNARDVILLE...RUTLEDGE...ROGERSVILLE...CLINTON...ROCKWOOD...OAK
RIDGE...MORRISTOWN...KINGSTON...JEFFERSON CITY...PIKEVILLE...
KNOXVILLE...JOHNSON CITY...LENOIR CITY...DANDRIDGE...DAYTON...
LOUDON...GREENEVILLE...ELIZABETHTON...ALCOA AND SEVIERVILLE.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

IN ADDITION TO LARGE HAIL AND DAMAGING WINDS...CONTINUOUS CLOUD TO
GROUND LIGHTNING IS OCCURRING WITH THIS STORM. MOVE INDOORS
IMMEDIATELY! LIGHTNING IS ONE OF NATURES NUMBER ONE KILLERS.
REMEMBER...IF YOU CAN HEAR THUNDER...YOU ARE CLOSE ENOUGH TO BE
STRUCK BY LIGHTNING.
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I saw a lightning bolt go horizontal in the sky for 40 miles i bet before hitting the ground somewhere. Then the thunder rolls 4 seconds afterwards.
 
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