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Severe Thunderstorm Warning Issued

by ARLnow.com July 13, 2011 at 2:39 pm 1,754 15 Comments

Arlington and surrounding areas are under a severe thunderstorm warning through 3:15 p.m. A line of strong storms is quickly approaching from the northwest.

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR… CITY OF ALEXANDRIA IN NORTHERN VIRGINIA… CITY OF FAIRFAX IN NORTHERN VIRGINIA… CITY OF FALLS CHURCH IN NORTHERN VIRGINIA… ARLINGTON COUNTY IN NORTHERN VIRGINIA… FAIRFAX COUNTY IN NORTHERN VIRGINIA…

* UNTIL 315 PM EDT

* AT 231 PM EDT… NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A LINE OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS CAPABLE OF PRODUCING DAMAGING WINDS IN EXCESS OF 60 MPH. THESE STORMS WERE LOCATED ALONG A LINE EXTENDING FROM WOLF TRAP TO RESTON TO HERNDON… AND MOVING SOUTHEAST AT 30 MPH.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE… THE I66 AND I495 INTERCHANGE… TYSONS CORNER… PIMMIT HILLS… OAKTON… FALLS CHURCH… MANTUA… FAIRFAX… LINCOLNIA… LAKE BARCROFT… BALLSTON…

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

THIS IS A DANGEROUS STORM. IF YOU ARE IN ITS PATH… MOVE INDOORS TO A STURDY BUILDING AND STAY AWAY FROM WINDOWS. WHEN IT IS SAFE TO DO SO… REPORT SEVERE WEATHER TO LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT OR TO THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE.

  • Rosslynite

    Oddly, it is completely sunny and rain-free in Donaldson Run. Go figure.

    • samsonite

      You win.

  • Joe Hoya

    Arlington is about to get socked. Where’s our Moses now?

  • ismuglydriveanissanleaf

    it is stormy as hell out here in mclean

  • CrystalMikey

    In a class out in Herndon, just had some sideways rain and some very strong winds blow through.

  • GMo

    I’m in Herndon next to Dulles Airport and it’s insaneo here. Been coming down in sheets for at least 20 mins.

    The toll road is quite flooded and we’re just waiting to see the accident when the driver hits the lake in the middle of the road at 55mph.

  • Tre

    A solid sheet of water just fell on McLean

  • Take it down a notch

    Heavy rain in Ballston, strong wind, low visibility out my window. My car is in the garage, missing another chance for a free car wash.

  • MyHood

    I have a spectacular view out my office window in Rosslyn right up the mall toward all the monuments…Well, ususally I do. Right now you cannot see the river at all because of the rain and the sky is a lovely shade of yellow. Last lightning blast scared the bejezus out of me (didn’t need that bejezus anyway).

  • Lee-n-Glebe

    I think I just saw a Snakehead heading down Clarendon Blvd. So THAT’s how they get from place-to-place.

  • GreaterClarendon

    I’m wondering which of my neighbors on 13th St. N in VA Square got hit by lightning – sounded like the lightning was hitting a metal roof.

  • ClizzleDizzle

    Bad weather here in Reston

  • Arlingtonian

    Very bad weather over here in Penrose, where I’m working from home today. Lots of lightning, thunderclaps and strong wind … it’s been tapering off for the last five or so minutes though.

  • charlie

    this more than makes up for getting dissed on monday night by momma nature.
    just drove thru County and most intersections are underwater.
    Wilson Blvd from County Line to Four Mile Run, right lane is 6 in deep in water. THEN the parking lane.
    car stalled WB Wilson at Four Mile Run.

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