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...SEVERE WEATHER SAFETY RULES...

SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS ARE POSSIBLE THIS EVENING. RESIDENTS ACROSS
NORTH AND CENTRAL VIRGINIA...WESTERN MARYLAND 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 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 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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