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Issued by NWS Sterling, VA

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...SEVERE WEATHER SAFETY RULES...

DAMAGING THUNDERSTORMS ARE POSSIBLE THIS AFTERNOON. RESIDENTS ALL
ACROSS THE BALTIMORE AND WASHINGTON DC METRO AREAS...NORTH AND
CENTRAL VIRGINIA...CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN MARYLAND 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.

ISOLATED TORNADOES ARE POSSIBLE..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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