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by National Weather Service

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN STERLING VIRGINIA HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR…ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY IN CENTRAL MARYLAND…NORTHWESTERN CALVERT COUNTY IN SOUTHERN MARYLAND…PRINCE GEORGES COUNTY IN CENTRAL MARYLAND…NORTHEASTERN CHARLES COUNTY IN SOUTHERN MARYLAND…

* UNTIL 500 PM EDT.

* AT 404 PM EDT, SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WITH A HISTORY OF PRODUCING WIND DAMAGE WERE LOCATED ALONG A LINE EXTENDING FROM NEAR FAIRLAND TO MARLOW HEIGHTS TO NEAR LA PLATA, MOVING EAST AT 20 MPH.

HAZARD…DAMAGING WIND GUSTS UP TO 70 MPH AND ISOLATED HAIL UP TO 

QUARTER SIZE.

SOURCE…OBSERVED WIND DAMAGE AND DOPPLER RADAR.

IMPACT…DAMAGING WINDS WILL CAUSE SOME TREES AND LARGE BRANCHES TO FALL. THIS COULD INJURE that 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…

BALTIMORE, WALDORF, BOWIE, SEVERN, ANNAPOLIS, CLINTON, CROFTON, FORT WASHINGTON, ELKRIDGE, RIVIERA BEACH, FORESTVILLE, LARGO, LAPLATA, MAYO, SHADY SIDE, CHESAPEAKE BEACH, DEALE, NAVAL ACADEMY, PRINCE FREDERICK, AND UPPER MARLBORO.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

THIS IS A DANGEROUS SITUATION. THESE STORMS HAVE A HISTORY OF PRODUCING WIDESPREAD WIND DAMAGE. SEEK SHELTER NOW INSIDE A STURDY STRUCTURE AND STAY AWAY FROM WINDOWS! LARGE HAIL AND DAMAGING WINDS AND CONTINUOUS CLOUD TO GROUND LIGHTNING IS OCCURRING WITH THESE STORMS. MOVE INDOORS IMMEDIATELY. LIGHTNING IS ONE OF NATURE’S LEADING KILLERS. REMEMBER, IF YOU CAN HEAR THUNDER, YOU ARE CLOSE ENOUGH TO BE STRUCK BY LIGHTNING


Alert:SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH 393 IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 700 PM EDT FOR THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS MD . MARYLAND COUNTIES INCLUDED ARE ALLEGANY ANNE ARUNDEL BALTIMORE CALVERT CARROLL CHARLES FREDERICK HARFORD HOWARD MONTGOMERY PRINCE GEORGES ST. MARYS WASHINGTON MARYLAND INDEPENDENT CITIES INCLUDED ARE BALTIMORE CITY
Instructions:
Target Area:Allegany
Anne Arundel
Baltimore
Baltimore City
Calvert
Carroll
Charles
Frederick
Harford
Howard
Montgomery
Prince Georges
St. Marys
Washington