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Weather Alerts Issued

This morning’s heavy rain and high winds have prompted the National Weather Service to issue a number of alerts and advisories for Arlington and the surrounding area:

Tornado Watch:

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS ISSUED TORNADO WATCH 762 IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM EST THIS MORNING FOR THE FOLLOWING AREAS

ABERDEEN… ALEXANDRIA… ANNAPOLIS… ARLINGTON… BALTIMORE… BEL AIR… BERRYVILLE… CHANTILLY… CHARLES TOWNN… CHESAPEAKE BEACH… COLUMBIA… CULPEPER… EDGEWOOD… FAIRFAX… FALLS CHURCH… FALLSTON… FREDERICK… FRONT ROYAL… GAITHERSBURG… HAGERSTOWN… HAVRE DE GRACE… JOPPATOWNE… LAUREL… LEESBURG… LURAY… MADISON… MANASSAS… MANASSAS PARK… MARTINSBURG… MCLEAN… RESTON… ST MARYS… STANARDSVILLE… STERLING… TOWSON… WALDORF… WARRENTON… WASHINGTON… WASHINGTON… WESTMINSTER… WINCHESTER… WINCHESTER AND WOODBRIDGE.

Wind Advisory:

… WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 AM EST THIS MORNING…

A WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 AM EST THIS MORNING.

* TIMING… GUSTS WILL CONTINUE THROUGH MID MORNING. GUSTS WILL SUBSIDE BEFORE NOON.

* WINDS… SOUTHEASTERLY WIND GUSTS OF 45-50 MPH.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A WIND ADVISORY MEANS THAT WIND GUSTS IN EXCESS OF 45 MPH ARE EXPECTED. WINDS THIS STRONG CAN MAKE DRIVING DIFFICULT… ESPECIALLY FOR HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES. USE EXTRA CAUTION.

Special Weather Statement:

… HEAVY RAIN TO AFFECT THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA… ARLINGTON… MONTGOMERY… PRINCE GEORGES… CALVERT… STAFFORD… LOUDOUN… PRINCE WILLIAM/MANASSAS/MANASSAS PARK… CHARLES AND FAIRFAX COUNTIES…

AN AREA OF RAIN WITH EMBEDDED VERY HEAVY DOWNPOURS WILL MOVE OVER THE WASHINGTON METROPOLITAN AREA DURING THE MORNING COMMUTE. RAINFALL RATES OF UP TO 1 INCH PER HOUR WILL SIGNIFICANTLY REDUCE VISIBILITY AND WILL CAUSE PONDING OF WATER ON ROADWAYS AND OTHER LOW LYING AREAS. MOTORISTS ARE URGED TO USE CAUTION.

Flash Flood Watch:

… FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1 PM EST THIS AFTERNOON…

THE FLASH FLOOD WATCH CONTINUES FOR

* PORTIONS OF MARYLAND… THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA AND VIRGINIA.

* UNTIL 1 PM EST THIS AFTERNOON

* A COLD FRONT WILL MOVE THROUGH THE MID-ATLANTIC REGION THIS MORNING. RAIN AMOUNTS OF ONE TO TWO INCHES ARE EXPECTED. THIS AMOUNT OF RAIN MAY CAUSE SMALL STREAMS AND CREEKS TO RISE OUT OF THEIR BANKS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A FLASH FLOOD WATCH MEANS THAT CONDITIONS MAY DEVELOP THAT LEAD TO FLASH FLOODING. FLASH FLOODING IS A VERY DANGEROUS SITUATION.

MONITOR LATER FORECASTS AND BE PREPARED TO TAKE ACTION SHOULD FLASH FLOOD WARNINGS BE ISSUED.

Coastal Flood Advisory

… COASTAL FLOOD ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 3 PM EST THIS AFTERNOON…

A COASTAL FLOOD ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 3 PM EST THIS AFTERNOON.

SOUTHEAST WINDS OF 25 TO 35 MPH… WITH HIGHER GUSTS… WILL CONTINUE THROUGH MID MORNING. POSITIVE TIDAL ANOMALIES OF 1 TO 2 FEET ARE ALREADY OCCURRING… AND THIS WILL LIKELY LEAD TO MINOR COASTAL FLOODING DURING THE MORNING. A COLD FRONT WILL PASS THROUGH LATER THIS MORNING… ALLOWING WATERS TO RECEDE BY THIS AFTERNOON…

HERE ARE THE TIMES OF THE NEXT HIGH TIDES FOR A FEW LOCATIONS FROM NORTH TO SOUTH… ON THE CHESAPEAKE BAY… CHESAPEAKE BEACH… 12:02 PM… SOLOMONS ISLAND… 10:11 AM… POINT LOOKOUT… 9:21 AM…

NOW ALONG THE POTOMAC RIVER… WASHINGTON CHANNEL… 3:57 PM… ALEXANDRIA… 4:15 PM… INDIAN HEAD… 3:43 PM… AQUIA CREEK… 2:29 PM… GOOSE BAY… 11:49 AM… COLTONS POINT… 10:39 AM…

Be careful out there this morning.

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