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Severe thunderstorm warning issued

STERLING, Va. - THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN STERLING VIRGINIA HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR... THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA... SOUTHEASTERN MONTGOMERY COUNTY IN CENTRAL MARYLAND... PRINCE GEORGES COUNTY IN CENTRAL MARYLAND... NORTHWESTERN CHARLES COUNTY IN SOUTHERN MARYLAND... ARLINGTON COUNTY IN NORTHERN VIRGINIA... THE CITY OF FALLS CHURCH IN NORTHERN VIRGINIA... SOUTHEASTERN FAIRFAX COUNTY IN NORTHERN VIRGINIA... EAST CENTRAL PRINCE WILLIAM COUNTY IN NORTHERN VIRGINIA... THE CITY OF ALEXANDRIA IN NORTHERN VIRGINIA...

* UNTIL 430 PM EDT.

* AT 351 PM EDT, A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WAS LOCATED NEAR OAKTON, OR NEAR RESTON, MOVING SOUTHEAST AT 50 MPH.
HAZARD...60 MPH WIND GUSTS. WIND GUSTS OVER 50 MPH WERE REPORTED IN WINCHESTER, LEESBURG AND AT DULLES AIRPORT.
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... ARLINGTON, ALEXANDRIA, WALDORF, DALE CITY, BETHESDA, BOWIE, ANNANDALE, CLINTON, SPRINGFIELD, COLLEGE PARK, FORT WASHINGTON, GREENBELT, LANGLEY PARK, BELTSVILLE, FORT HUNT, GROVETON, FORESTVILLE, FALLS CHURCH, HUNTINGTON AND LARGO.


PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...
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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