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000 NOUS41 KLWX 221848 PNSLWX DCZ001-MDZ003>006-011-013-014-016>018-503>508-VAZ031-036>040- 050>057-501-502-505-506-WVZ053-230700- Public Information Statement National Weather Service Baltimore MD/Washington DC 248 PM EDT Mon Jul 22 2019 ...SEVERE WEATHER SAFETY RULES... Severe thunderstorms are possible this evening. Residents in all areas east of the Blue Ridge Mountains 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 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 damaging 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, information sources from your phone, 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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