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Severe Thunderstorm Watch Until 8:00 PM Tonight

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The National Weather Service has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Watch for the City of Alexandria and the surrounding area until 8:00 p.m. this evening.

SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH 385 REMAINS VALID UNTIL 8 PM EDT THIS
EVENING FOR THE FOLLOWING AREAS

THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

IN MARYLAND THIS WATCH INCLUDES 12 COUNTIES

IN CENTRAL MARYLAND

ANNE ARUNDEL HOWARD MONTGOMERY
PRINCE GEORGES

IN NORTH CENTRAL MARYLAND

CARROLL FREDERICK WASHINGTON

IN NORTHERN MARYLAND

HARFORD

IN SOUTHERN MARYLAND

CALVERT CHARLES ST. MARYS

IN WESTERN MARYLAND

ALLEGANY

IN VIRGINIA THIS WATCH INCLUDES 23 COUNTIES

IN CENTRAL VIRGINIA

ALBEMARLE GREENE KING GEORGE
NELSON ORANGE SPOTSYLVANIA

IN NORTHERN VIRGINIA

ARLINGTON CULPEPER FAIRFAX
FAUQUIER LOUDOUN PRINCE WILLIAM
STAFFORD

IN NORTHWEST VIRGINIA

CLARKE FREDERICK MADISON
PAGE RAPPAHANNOCK SHENANDOAH
WARREN

IN WESTERN VIRGINIA

AUGUSTA HIGHLAND ROCKINGHAM

IN WEST VIRGINIA THIS WATCH INCLUDES 8 COUNTIES

IN NORTHEAST WEST VIRGINIA

BERKELEY GRANT HAMPSHIRE
HARDY JEFFERSON MINERAL
MORGAN PENDLETON

IN MARYLAND THIS WATCH INCLUDES 1 INDEPENDENT CITY

IN NORTHERN MARYLAND

BALTIMORE CITY

IN VIRGINIA THIS WATCH INCLUDES 11 INDEPENDENT CITIES

IN CENTRAL VIRGINIA

CHARLOTTESVILLE CITY OF FREDERICKSBURG

IN NORTHERN VIRGINIA

CITY OF ALEXANDRIA CITY OF FAIRFAX CITY OF FALLS CHURCH
CITY OF MANASSAS CITY OF MANASSAS PARK

IN NORTHWEST VIRGINIA

CITY OF HARRISONBURG CITY OF WINCHESTER

IN WESTERN VIRGINIA

CITY OF STAUNTON CITY OF WAYNESBORO

THIS INCLUDES THE CITIES OF…ABERDEEN…ANNAPOLIS…ARLINGTON…
BAYARD…BEL AIR…BERRYVILLE…CHANTILLY…CHARLES TOWN…
CHARLOTTESVILLE…CHESAPEAKE BEACH…COLUMBIA…CULPEPER…
CUMBERLAND…DAHLGREN…EDGEWOOD…ELK GARDEN…FALLSTON…
FALMOUTH…FORT ASHBY…FRANKLIN…FREDERICK…FRONT ROYAL…
GAITHERSBURG…GREENFIELD…HAGERSTOWN…HARRISONBURG…
HAVRE DE GRACE…JOPPATOWNE…KEYSER…LAUREL…LEESBURG…
LURAY…MADISON…MARTINSBURG…MCLEAN…MONTEREY…MOOREFIELD…
MOUNT STORM…ORANGE…PAW PAW…PETERSBURG…RESTON…ROMNEY…
SPOTSYLVANIA COURTHOUSE…ST MARYS…STANARDSVILLE…STAUNTON…
STERLING…STRASBURG…WALDORF…WARRENTON…WASHINGTON…
WASHINGTON…WAYNESBORO…WESTMINSTER…WINCHESTER…
WOODBRIDGE AND WOODSTOCK.

I’m often asked via email what is a?

  • Severe Thunderstorm Watch – conditions are conducive to the development of severe thunderstorms in and close to the watch area.
  • Severe Thunderstorm Warning – a severe thunderstorm has actually been observed by spotters or indicated on radar, and is occurring or imminent in the warning area.

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