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Severe Thunderstorm Watch Issued

by ARLnow.com July 26, 2012 at 7:33 pm 1,975 5 Comments

Arlington and the surrounding region is under a Severe Thunderstorm Watch through early Friday morning. A line of storms approaching the area may bring downpours, lighting and high winds.

From Arlington Alerts:

The National Weather Service has issued a SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH for Arlington County and surrounding suburbs and the District until 1:00 am.

Those with outdoor plans this evening should monitor the skies and be prepared for threatening weather. Lightning is the number one severe weather killer in the US. If you are outdoors and a storm approaches, seek safe shelter indoors.

A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH means conditions are favorable for severe storms in and close to the watch area. Severe thunderstorms can and occasionally do produce tornadoes with little or no advanced warning. Residents should be on the lookout for threatening weather conditions and listen for later statements and possible warnings.

  • JimPB

    Is Dominion monitoring the weather? If the threat of a severe storm adversely impacting the electric distribution system is substantial, has Dominion initiated preparations to restore power quickly? What are those preparations? Will Dominion provide periodic, say hourly, updates on its “reading” of the storm threat and its preparations to restore power?

    • neutrino

      I think you’re interrogating the wrong source.

  • Alex

    Dominion has a Twitter account that usually provides frequent updates @DomVAPower. I’m charging all my electronics and making as much ice as I can before this hits… just in case.

  • JohnB2

    From AlertDC: “If the line continues in its current direction at its current speed, DC would likely be impacted sometime between 10PM and midnight.”

  • nota gain

    Isnt this weather warning from yesterday? Does not belong on 7/27

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