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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Baltimore MD/Washington DC
619 PM EDT Tue May 15 2018

...SEVERE WEATHER SAFETY RULES...

Severe thunderstorms are possible this evening. Residents across
northern Virginia and Maryland 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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