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UPDATED: Severe Thunderstorm Warning Issued

by ARLnow.com June 1, 2012 at 2:33 pm 3,481 23 Comments

(Updated at 2:50 p.m.) A strong thunderstorm may be heading in our direction over the next 45 minutes. The National Weather Service has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Warning, urging residents to stay alert and seek shelter if necessary.

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN STERLING VIRGINIA HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR… SOUTHERN MONTGOMERY COUNTY IN CENTRAL MARYLAND… CITY OF FAIRFAX IN NORTHERN VIRGINIA… CITY OF FALLS CHURCH IN NORTHERN VIRGINIA… NORTHWESTERN ARLINGTON COUNTY IN NORTHERN VIRGINIA… EASTERN PRINCE WILLIAM COUNTY IN NORTHERN VIRGINIA… CENTRAL FAIRFAX COUNTY IN NORTHERN VIRGINIA…

* UNTIL 330 PM EDT

* AT 242 PM EDT… NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING DAMAGING WINDS IN EXCESS OF 60 MPH. THIS STORM WAS LOCATED NEAR LAKE RIDGE… OR 6 MILES NORTH OF DALE CITY… AND MOVING NORTHEAST AT 30 MPH.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE… BURKE… MERRIFIELD… MANTUA… FAIRFAX… ANNANDALE… MERRIFIELD… THE I66 AND I495 INTERCHANGE… VIENNA… FALLS CHURCH… PIMMIT HILLS…

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A TORNADO WATCH IS IN EFFECT FOR THE WARNED AREA.

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.

An earlier Special Weather Statement warned of the possibility of rapidly deteriorating weather conditions.

STORM INTENSITY IS INCREASING… AND SEVERE WEATHER MAY DEVELOP RAPIDLY. REMAIN ALERT… AND BE PREPARED TO TAKE ACTION IF WARNINGS ARE ISSUED.

WIND GUSTS IN EXCESS OF 50 MPH ARE EXPECTED WITH THIS STORM. WINDS THIS STRONG CAN BRING DOWN LARGE TREE BRANCHES. TAKE SHELTER UNTIL THE STORM HAS PASSED

  • brendan

    you nervous?

  • E-Ross

    gonna be an awesome commute home, I can tell already… Happy Friday…

  • novasteve

    I wouldn’t eat chipotle before going on the metro tonight in case the power goes out.

  • JamesE

    Better pass before my plane lands!

    • novasteve

      Dont’ forget candles for the inevitable power outages!

  • balles qui traversent votre visage

    U scared bro?

    • ArLater

      Come at me bro!

      • Trev

        I’m not your bro, brah

  • brendan

    is Drudge a guest editor today? 🙂

  • The Gov..

    This storm smells like garlic!!

  • Noah

    If you wish to seek refuge from the storm, meet me at Donaldson Run. I have a boat.

    • WeiQiang

      To bad the removable dock isn’t ready yet. Donaldson Run is running out of options.

      • WeiQiang

        “TOO bad …”

        • Ballston

          Sounds like the Donaldson Run Yacht Club may have hosted its last tiki night.

  • Jason B

    A collegue is going to Wolf Trap tonight.

    He will be inside, but he still must walk the half mile to the pavillion.

    • drax

      Show might be canceled when he gets there.

  • jigga

    glad my house is made of brick! i hope you know who does not come around and try to take my bricks away to use as projectiles

    • The Storm

      I’ll storm and I’ll hail and I’ll blow your house down.

      • jigga

        jigga please

        • jigga please

          Hey, that’s my line!

  • Jason B

    O’hare is now on Ground stop for a security reason. Everyone with a plane ticket for today is screwed.

    • More Than One Way

      “Everyone with a plane ticket for today is screwed.”

      And to think that they just used to give a free drink for a delay !!

  • Jason B

    CLT Charlotte just went on Ground Stop.

    ORD is still on Grould Stop.

    Safe travels!

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