Public Information Statement
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000 NOUS41 KLWX 051943 PNSLWX MDZ003>006-011-503>508-VAZ027>031-036>040-050>053-055-056-501-502- 505>508-WVZ052-053-060100- Public Information Statement National Weather Service Baltimore MD/Washington DC 343 PM EDT Tue Sep 5 2017 ...Public Information Statement... ...SEVERE WEATHER SAFETY RULES... DAMAGING THUNDERSTORMS ARE POSSIBLE THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING. THE PRIMARY THREAT IS DAMAGING WIND GUSTS. RESIDENTS ACROSS NORTH CENTRAL AND NORTHEAST MARYLAND...INCLUDING THE BALTIMORE METRO AREA AND BALTIMORE CITY...NORTHERN AND NORTH CENTRAL VIRGINIA... AND THE EASTERN PORTION OF THE EASTERN WEST VIRGINIA PANHANDLE SHOULD MONITOR THIS SITUATION CLOSELY AND ENSURE YOUR NOAA WEATHER RADIOS ARE SET TO ALERT MODE. SEVERE WEATHER WARNINGS MAY BECOME NECESSARY HERE ARE SOME SAFETY RULES TO KEEP IN MIND WHEN SEVERE WEATHER IS EXPECTED OR IS OCCURRING. IF A WARNING IS ISSUED...SEEK SHELTER INDOORS IMMEDIATELY. A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM IS DEFINED AS PRODUCING QUARTER SIZE OR GREATER HAIL AND WIND GUSTS OF 58 MPH OR MORE. TORNADOES OFTEN FORM VERY RAPIDLY FROM SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS. IF YOU ARE IN A TORNADO WATCH...AND A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING IS ISSUED FOR YOUR AREA...MONITOR LOCAL CONDITIONS CLOSELY AND BE READY TO TAKE QUICK ACTION TO SAVE YOUR LIFE. STAY TUNED TO NOAA WEATHER RADIO...COMMERCIAL RADIO OR TELEVISION FOR THE LATEST ON THIS POTENTIAL SEVERE WEATHER EVENT. ADDITIONAL WEATHER INFORMATION...CAN BE FOUND AT WEATHER.GOV/WASHINGTON OR WEATHER.GOV/BALTIMORE. $$

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