(Update at 8:10 p.m.) A storm packing torrential rain, hail, thunder, lightning and strong wind gusts rolled through Arlington Thursday evening.
As of 8 p.m., nearly 2,600 Dominion customers in Arlington were still without power, according to the utility’s website. The primary outage is located along Lee Highway, between East Falls Church and N. Harrison Street, where downed trees and power lines were reported.
The outage prompted the Lee Highway location of District Taco to temporarily close, according to the restaurant’s Twitter account.
Here's a view of Wednesday's crazy thunderstorm from our office in Clarendon
Posted by ARLnow.com on Thursday, August 3, 2017
Most hail I've seen in years in Arlington.
— Mike R (@Rooster_75) August 3, 2017
Looked like a mini hurricane or something. Pretty crazy https://t.co/rV2z5XYhOt
— VW. (@madmadmaven) August 3, 2017
Attn: Our Yorktown location is temporarily closed due to a power outage. Stay posted for updates! Lo siento for the inconvenience!
— District Taco (@districttaco) August 3, 2017
— Capital Weather Gang (@capitalweather) August 3, 2017
Earlier: Arlington County is currently under a Severe Thunderstorm Warning.
A storm packing hail and strong winds is heading towards the county, says the National Weather Service.
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN STERLING VIRGINIA HAS ISSUED A * SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR… THE NORTHWESTERN DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA… SOUTH CENTRAL MONTGOMERY COUNTY IN CENTRAL MARYLAND… THE EASTERN CITY OF FAIRFAX IN NORTHERN VIRGINIA… ARLINGTON COUNTY IN NORTHERN VIRGINIA… THE CITY OF FALLS CHURCH IN NORTHERN VIRGINIA… CENTRAL FAIRFAX COUNTY IN NORTHERN VIRGINIA… THE NORTHWESTERN CITY OF ALEXANDRIA IN NORTHERN VIRGINIA… * UNTIL 700 PM EDT * AT 613 PM EDT, A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WAS LOCATED OVER BURKE, OR OVER ANNANDALE, MOVING NORTHEAST 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, BETHESDA, ANNANDALE, SPRINGFIELD, FAIRFAX, VIENNA, FALLS CHURCH, MANTUA, PIMMIT HILLS, MCLEAN, AMERICAN LEGION BRIDGE, ROSSLYN, POTOMAC, BURKE, OAKTON, LINCOLNIA, TYSONS CORNER, WOLF TRAP AND GREAT FALLS. 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. && HAIL… 1.00IN WIND… 60MPH
Severe Thunderstorm Warning including Arlington VA, Bethesda MD, McLean VA until 7:00 PM EDT pic.twitter.com/cOsbj4ofQI
— NWS DC/Baltimore (@NWS_BaltWash) August 3, 2017
New severe thunderstorm warning for parts of Fairfax, DC, Arlington until 7PM. Here are impact times: pic.twitter.com/Ay1zpt730N
— Amelia Draper (@amelia_draper) August 3, 2017
News severe storm warning until 7:15 for parts of Arlington, DC, Prince George's and Montgomery. Impact times: pic.twitter.com/272ukL7xBS
— Doug Kammerer (@dougkammerer) August 3, 2017
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A man was shot in front of a lounge on Columbia Pike early this morning, continuing a string of violent incidents.
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YULA’s ultimate frisbee spring season is now open for registration. We offer programs for middle and high schoolers – open to all players, whether they are new or have previous experience.Middle SchoolIn the Middle School league, mixed-gender teams practice once during the week and have games on Sunday afternoons. Spring league is a fun, safe, and positive environment. The season begins mid-March and wraps up with a tournament in early June. There are several options for practice days, so we can often work around schedule conflicts with other sports & activities.High SchoolThe High School program is organized by school of attendance and teams are classified by gender. New players will learn the basics in a supportive, welcoming environment. Experienced players will continue to develop their skills, and enjoy competition with other high school programs. The season concludes with a state level championship tournament in late May.All players are guided by experienced coaches who emphasize sportsmanship and good spirit. Ultimate is a fun sport with great camaraderie!YULA does not want finances to limit anyone from participating. Our middle school program offers a “Pay What You Can” cost structure and our our high school program is offering a $50 discount to new players.Visit our website to register and learn more. Sign up with a friend, but don’t delay, the season starts in March!http://www.yula-ulti.org
The Arlington-Aachen High School exchange is returning this summer and currently accepting applicants.
The sister-city partnership started in 1993 by the Arlington Sister Cities Association, which seeks to promote Arlington’s international profile through a variety of exchanges in education, commerce, culture and the arts. The exchange, scheduled June 17th to July 4th, includes a two-week homestay in Aachen plus three days in Berlin. Knowledge of the German language is not required for the trip.
Former participants have this to say:
_”The Aachen exchange was an eye-opening experience where I was fully immersed in the life of a German student. I loved biking through the countryside to Belgium, having gelato and picnics in the town square, and hanging out with my German host student’s friends. My first time out of the country, the Aachen exchange taught me to keep an open mind, because you never know what could be a life changing experience.” – Kelly M._
Valentine gifts for someone special or for yourself are here at George Mason University from noon -4pm on February 14, 2023. Satisfy your sweet tooth with Kingsbury Chocolates, find a handmade bag from Karina Gaull, pick up treats from Village