August 16, 2010

Sever Thunderstorm in effect in Maryland

The National Weather Service has issued a SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH for counties in Maryland, Virginia and Washington D.C. The primary threat with these storms include extremely heavy rain, large hail, lightning, and isolated tornadoes. Those with outdoor plans this evening should monitor the skies and be prepared for threatening weather. Lightning is the number one severe weather killer in the US. If you are outdoors and storm approaches, seek safe shelter indoors. A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH means conditions are favorable for severe storms in and close to the watch area. Severe thunderstorms can and occasionally do produce tornadoes with little or no advanced warning. Residents should be on the lookout for threatening weather conditions and listen for later statements and possible warnings. SKYWARN activation has been requested and spotters are asked to relay any reports to the Montgomery County Office of Emergency Management, and the National Weather Service office in Sterling, VA. SOURCE: FOX DC

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