Severe Thunderstorm Warning For Parts Of The Region Until 3:45 PM


The National Weather Service in Sterling Virginia has issued a

* Severe Thunderstorm Warning for...
  Eastern Washington County in north central Maryland...
  West central Carroll County in north central Maryland...
  Northwestern Frederick County in north central Maryland...
  Northeastern Jefferson County in the Panhandle of West Virginia...
  Eastern Berkeley County in the Panhandle of West Virginia...

* Until 345 PM EDT.

* At 225 PM EDT, a severe thunderstorm was located over
  Shepherdstown, moving northeast at 35 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...
  Thurmont, Emmitsburg, Shepherdstown, Robinwood, Boonsboro,
  Smithsburg, Mount Aetna, Mount Lena, San Mar, Wolfsville, Saint
  James, Myersville, Cavetown, Keedysville, Sharpsburg, Fairplay,
  Sabillasville, Fort Ritchie, Chewsville and Rohrersville.


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

Prepare immediately for large hail and deadly cloud to ground
lightning. Seek shelter inside a well-built structure. Stay away from

By The National Weather Service, Sterling, Va.