Tornado Watch for D.C., Virginia, Maryland

| April 19, 2013 | 0 Comments | News

(Credit: NOAA) Possibility of tornadoes until 10 p.m.

There is a tornado watch from 2:30-10 p.m. this afternoon for the regions around the District of Columbia, according to the National Weather Service (NWS).

“Primary threats include several tornadoes possible, damaging wind gusts to 70 miles per hour possible,” and “a large hail event to an inch in diameter possible,” according to the NWS.

The accompanying photos on the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration website shows that all of Northern Virginia falls within the tornado warning area, as does Washington D.C., Richmond, Charlottesville, Lynchburg and Roanoke, Va. The storm area could extend as far north as Baltimore, Maryland; as far west as the north/eastern edges of West Virginia; and as far south as the North Carolina boarder.

The NWS offered this warning, “Remember…a tornado watch means conditions are favorable for tornadoes and severe thunderstorms in and close to the watch area. Persons in these areas should be on the lookout for threatening weather conditions and listen for later statements and possible warnings.”



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