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Issued by NWS Sterling, VA

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...SEVERE WEATHER SAFETY RULES...

DAMAGING THUNDERSTORMS ARE POSSIBLE THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING.
RESIDENTS ACROSS THE BALTIMORE METRO AREAS...NORTHERN
MARYLAND...NORTHWEST VIGINIA...AND THE EASTERN WEST VIRGINIA
PANHANDLE SHOULD MONITOR THIS SITUATION VERY 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 CAN 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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