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NWS Issues Severe Thunderstorm Warning

by Katie Pyzyk July 18, 2012 at 4:42 pm 2,412 12 Comments

(Updated at 5:20 p.m.) The National Weather Service has upgraded the previous storm watch to a warning. The warning is now effect until 5:45 p.m.

This is a strong storm that has the potential to bring damaging winds of 60 miles per hour and large hail.

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN STERLING VIRGINIA HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR… THE CENTRAL DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA… CENTRAL ARLINGTON COUNTY IN NORTHERN VIRGINIA… WESTERN PRINCE GEORGES COUNTY IN CENTRAL MARYLAND…

* UNTIL 545 PM EDT

* AT 500 PM EDT… A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WAS DETECTED NEAR HOWARD UNIVERSITY… AND WAS MOVING SOUTHEAST AT 5 MPH. THIS STORM IS CAPABLE OF PRODUCING HAIL UP TO THE SIZE OF QUARTERS AND DAMAGING WINDS IN EXCESS OF 60 MPH.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE… GALLAUDET UNIVERSITY… US CAPITOL… NATIONALS PARK… RFK STADIUM… ANACOSTIA… KENILWORTH… CORAL HILLS… SEAT PLEASANT…

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.

  • novasteve

    Bye bye power.

  • Tina

    OH NO!!!!!!! NOT AGAIN!

  • JimPB

    4:48 pm — Close to continuous thundering here in North Arlington by the Fairfax County line and within a mile of the Little City of Falls Church.

  • yea

    dammit

  • WeiQiang

    Cell just moved past the Pentagon into DC over the Wash Monument. Now THAT’s a downpour.

  • Neutrino

    I heard lots of thunder. Did it rain?

  • South Awwlington

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kRO7PxiIkeg

    PLEASE! No DNR jokes.
    (Donaldson Run)

  • John Fontain

    What the hail just happened outside?

  • nothing happened. not even one little drop of water.

  • JohnB2

    Lame. Not even enough rain to water the plants on my patio.

  • j

    So weird. Not a drop fell in Shirlingon.

  • nota gain

    same as yesterday and I received 13 droplets of rain. Lots of wind and thunder booms but not rain. Hope the Bolivians can induce rain via their dances.

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