The National Weather Service in Sterling Virginia has issued a
* Severe Thunderstorm Warning for…
South central Carroll County in north central Maryland…
Northwestern Howard County in central Maryland…
Montgomery County in central Maryland…
Southeastern Frederick County in north central Maryland…
Central Loudoun County in northern Virginia…
* Until 345 PM EDT
* At 259 PM EDT, a severe thunderstorm was located over Leesburg,
moving northeast at 40 mph.
HAZARD…60 mph wind gusts and quarter size hail.
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…
Columbia, Germantown, Rockville, Gaithersburg, Leesburg, Olney,
Damascus, Broadlands, Lansdowne, Lowes Island, Brambleton,
Poolesville, Ashburn, Montgomery Village, Sterling, North Potomac,
Redland, Great Falls, Countryside and Mount Airy.
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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