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Severe Thunderstorm Warning Issued

The National Weather Service has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Arlington.

The warning is effective through 5:45 p.m.

From NWS:

SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FROM 5:06PM EDT WED UNTIL 5:45PM EDT WED

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN STERLING VIRGINIA HAS ISSUED A

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

* UNTIL 545 PM EDT

* AT 505 PM EDT… A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WAS LOCATED OVER NORTH BETHESDA… OR NEAR BETHESDA… MOVING SOUTH AT 20 MPH.

HAZARD… 60 MPH WIND GUSTS AND QUARTER SIZE HAIL.

SOURCE… RADAR INDICATED.

IMPACT… DAMAGING WINDS WILL CAUSE SOME TREES AND LARGE BRANCHES TO FALL. THIS COULD INJURE THOSE OUTDOORS… AS WELL AS DAMAGE HOMES AND VEHICLES. ROADWAYS MAY BECOME BLOCKED BY DOWNED TREES. LOCALIZED POWER OUTAGES ARE POSSIBLE. UNSECURED LIGHT OBJECTS MAY BECOME PROJECTILES.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE… ARLINGTON… ALEXANDRIA… ROCKVILLE… BETHESDA… ANNANDALE… SPRINGFIELD… FORT WASHINGTON… GROVETON… FALLS CHURCH… HUNTINGTON… PIMMIT HILLS… NATIONAL HARBOR… GALLAUDET UNIVERSITY… NATIONALS PARK… CRYSTAL CITY… REAGAN NATIONAL AIRPORT… RFK STADIUM… HOWARD UNIVERSITY… MCLEAN AND FORT TOTTEN.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

GET INDOORS TO PROTECT YOURSELF FROM WIND AND LIGHTNING. TREES AROUND YOU MAY BE DOWNED FROM DAMAGING WINDS… SO IF YOU ARE NEAR LARGE TREES… MOVE TO AN INTERIOR ROOM ON THE LOWEST FLOOR. DON’T DRIVE UNDERNEATH TREES OR IN WOODED AREAS UNTIL THE THREAT HAS PASSED.

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