Public Information Statement
Issued by NWS Sterling, VA

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...SEVERE WEATHER SAFETY RULES...

DAMAGING THUNDERSTORMS ARE POSSIBLE THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING.
RESIDENTS ALL ACROSS THE BALTIMORE AND WASHINGTON DC METRO
AREAS...NORTH AND CENTRAL VIRGINIA EAST OF THE BLUE RIDGE...MUCH OF
MARYLAND EAST OF THE CATOCTINS AND THE MARTINSBURG AREA 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.

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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