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The National Weather Service in Sterling Virginia has issued a

  • Severe Thunderstorm Warning for…
    Southwestern Prince Georges County in central Maryland…
    Charles County in southern Maryland…
    Northeastern Stafford County in northern Virginia…
    Southern Fairfax County in northern Virginia…
    East central Fauquier County in northern Virginia…
    The City of Manassas Park in northern Virginia…
    Prince William County in northern Virginia…
    The City of Manassas in northern Virginia…
  • Until 830 PM EDT.
  • At 743 PM EDT, severe thunderstorms were located along a line
    extending from 6 miles east of Bealeton to near Stafford to near
    Potomac Creek, moving northeast at 45 mph.
  • HAZARD…60 mph wind gusts.
  • SOURCE…Radar indicated. This storm has a history of producing wind damage with numerous downed trees reported in Orange, Albemarle, and Nelson Counties.
  • 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…
    Centreville, Waldorf, Dale City, Springfield, Fairfax, Fort Hunt,
    Groveton, La Plata, Fort Belvoir, Woodbridge, Quantico, Fairview
    Beach, Nanjemoy Creek, Port Tobacco River, Aquia Creek, Lake Ridge, Burke, Montclair, Lorton, and Franconia.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

For your protection move to an interior room on the lowest floor of a
building.

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David M. Higgins was born in Baltimore and grew up in Southern Maryland. He has had a passion for journalism since high school. After spending many years in the Hospitality Industry he began working in...