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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Baltimore MD/Washington DC
302 PM EDT Tue Aug 20 2019


Severe thunderstorms are possible this afternoon and evening.
Residents and travelers should monitor this situation very
closely and ensure your NOAA weather radios are set to alert mode.
Severe weather warnings for imminent damaging storms may become

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 damaging wind gusts of 58 mph or

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, information
sources from your phone, or television for the latest on this
potential severe weather event. Additional weather information, can
be found at or

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