Saturday night’s severe storms caused significant tree damage in parts of northern Arlington.
The southern reaches of the storms that flooded portions of D.C. and suburban Maryland also packed a punch in Arlington, ripping through the northern corner of the county with heavy rain and high winds. Other parts of Arlington only received moderate rainfall.
“Large trees were blown down along George Washington Parkway at Spout Run Parkway, some up to 4 feet in diameter and up to 50 feet tall,” the National Weather Service noted in a damage report. “Several trees blew down near the intersection of VA-120 North Glebe Road and Military Road.”
The tree damage along Glebe shut down lanes between Military Road and Chain Bridge for several hours that night and again on the morning of July 4.
LOCATION: N Glebe Rd/Military Rd
INCIDENT: Trees Down
IMPACT: All SB lanes of N Glebe Rd at Military Rd are blocked due to trees down in the area. The lanes will remain blocked until further notice. Seek alternate routes. pic.twitter.com/4qsYDAhqtF
— Arlington Alert (@ArlingtonAlert) July 3, 2022
A reader also reported tree damage near the corner of Military Road and 38th Street N.
“I heard what sounded like a jet engine speeding up, then came an acceleration of tremendous wind and rain,” Marcia Nordgren told ARLnow. “I had zero visibility. Then my trees and branches came down. It appears that they twisted.”
Nordgren said she thought it might have been a tornado that came through, but there was no tornado observed on weather radar — which would have prompted a Tornado Warning — and the National Weather Service tells ARLnow that it is not planning to send a storm survey team to Arlington to investigate the damage.
Meanwhile, the area is set for another series of active weather days between today and Thursday. This afternoon and evening scattered strong to severe thunderstorms are expected in the D.C. region, NWS says.
With an anticipated significant weather system rolling into the region today, make sure you follow @ReadyArlington for important information as well as tips to prepare. As always, we will be here 24/7/365 to respond to any emergencies, no matter the weather. https://t.co/auvWh51w7g
— Arlington Fire & EMS (@ArlingtonVaFD) July 5, 2022
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