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NWS Issues Severe Thunderstorm Warning

by Katie Pyzyk July 19, 2012 at 9:58 pm 1,650 1 Comment

The National Weather Service has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Warning, in effect until 10:15 p.m.

This storm is capable of producing strong winds up to 60 miles per hourr.

…A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1015 PM EDT
FOR THE CITY OF ALEXANDRIA…THE CITY OF FAIRFAX…THE CITY OF FALLS
CHURCH…FAIRFAX…PRINCE GEORGES…ARLINGTON…CHARLES AND
MONTGOMERY COUNTIES AND THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA…

AT 947 PM EDT…SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WERE DETECTED ALONG A LINE
EXTENDING FROM BETHESDA TO MCLEAN TO BURKE…AND WERE MOVING EAST AT
25 MPH.

THESE STORMS ARE CAPABLE OF PRODUCING DAMAGING WINDS IN EXCESS OF 60
MPH.

THIS IS A DANGEROUS LINE OF STORMS. 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.

  • JohnB2

    Pretty standard thunderstorm in Ballston. No high winds and no ‘OMG that was so close’ lightning/thunder. We did get some good rain finally though.

    The lightning looks busy to the east, so they’re probably having more fun in DC.

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