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Severe Thunderstorm Warning Issued

The National Weather Service has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Arlington and the surrounding region.

A line of strong storms is approaching the area from the north. From the NWS:

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN STERLING VIRGINIA HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR… THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA… SOUTHEASTERN MONTGOMERY COUNTY IN CENTRAL MARYLAND… NORTHERN CHARLES COUNTY IN SOUTHERN MARYLAND… CITY OF FAIRFAX IN NORTHERN VIRGINIA… CITY OF FALLS CHURCH IN NORTHERN VIRGINIA… ARLINGTON COUNTY IN NORTHERN VIRGINIA… CITY OF ALEXANDRIA IN NORTHERN VIRGINIA… PRINCE GEORGES COUNTY IN CENTRAL MARYLAND… ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY IN CENTRAL MARYLAND… FAIRFAX COUNTY IN NORTHERN VIRGINIA…

* UNTIL 1130 PM EDT

* AT 1028 PM EDT… SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WERE DETECTED ALONG A LINE EXTENDING FROM 7 MILES NORTHWEST OF LAUREL TO 7 MILES NORTHWEST OF CENTREVILLE… AND WERE MOVING SOUTHEAST AT 35 MPH. THIS LINE OF STORMS IS CAPABLE OF PRODUCING DAMAGING WINDS IN EXCESS OF 60 MPH.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE… WHITE OAK… THE AMERICAN LEGION BRIDGE… LAUREL… FAIRLAND… FORT MEADE… PIMMIT HILLS… TAKOMA PARK… LANGLEY PARK… MANTUA… FORT TOTTEN…

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

THIS IS A DANGEROUS LINE OF STORMS. IF YOU ARE IN ITS PATH… PREPARE IMMEDIATELY FOR DAMAGING WIND GUSTS. MOVE INDOORS TO A STURDY BUILDING AND STAY AWAY FROM WINDOWS.

THIS LINE OF STORMS HAS A HISTORY OF PRODUCING DAMAGING WIND GUSTS. SEEK SHELTER INSIDE A STURDY STRUCTURE AND STAY AWAY FROM WINDOWS.

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