NWS Issues Special Weather Statement For Alexandria For Today (6/11)

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A  Special Weather Statement is in effect from the National Weather Service for the metropolitan Washington area, including the City of Alexandria, from NOW through 8:45PM today (06/11/2014).

…SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING ALONG
WITH THE POTENTIAL FOR ISOLATED TORNADOES…

WITH TEMPERATURES REACHING THE MID-TO-UPPER 80S WITHIN AND SOUTH
OF THE WASHINGTON DC METROPOLITAN AREA…THE REGION IS UNDER THE
THREAT OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING. SOME OF
THESE STORMS WILL LIKELY CONTAIN DAMAGING WIND…FREQUENT CLOUD-
TO-GROUND LIGHTNING… AND LARGE HAIL. ADDITIONALLY…TORNADOES
ARE POSSIBLE IN A FEW OF THE STRONGEST THUNDERSTORMS. THE MOST
LIKELY TIME FOR SEVERE WEATHER IS BETWEEN 400 PM AND 800 PM EDT.

THE AREA MOST VULNERABLE FOR SEVERE WEATHER IS NORTH OF INTERSTATE
64 ACROSS VIRGINIA`S NORTH-CENTRAL PIEDMONT AND WEST OF
INTERSTATE 95 SOUTH OF THE CITY OF BALTIMORE MARYLAND TO
FREDERICKSBURG VIRGINIA. THIS INCLUDES THE GREATER WASHINGTON DC
AND BALTIMORE METROPOLITAN AREAS…HAGERSTOWN MARYLAND…THE
NORTHERN AND CENTRAL SHENANDOAH VALLEY…AND CHARLOTTESVILLE VIRGINIA.

RESIDENTS AND VISITORS TO THIS REGION…ALONG WITH MARINERS ON THE
CHESAPEAKE BAY AND TIDAL POTOMAC RIVER…SHOULD HAVE AN INCREASED
AWARENESS OF THE THREAT OF HAZARDOUS WEATHER THIS AFTERNOON AND
EVENING.

IF A SEVERE WEATHER WARNING IS ISSUED…SEEK SHELTER
INDOORS IMMEDIATELY…PREFERABLY IN A BASEMENT OR THE LOWEST LEVEL
OF A STURDY BUILDING. IF YOU ARE IN A BOAT…SEEK SAFE HARBOR
IMMEDIATELY.

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