Washington, DC

Storm’s Coming

storms coming
Photo by John Groth

Batten down the hatches. From NWS:

“Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after 1pm. Some storms could be severe, with frequent lightning. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 78. Breezy, with a southwest wind around 23 mph, with gusts as high as 34 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.”

Update from ALERTDC:

“The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a Severe Weather Warning for the District of Columbia. Severe thunderstorms have started to form in the western suburb of District. They will begin moving through District of Columbia shortly. The warning will remain in effect until 1:45pm. Power outages and tree damage are expected as the winds gust will be 50-60 mile per hour. Please use caution and take shelter as appropriate. Citizens may track the PEPCO Outages by clicking on/or copying and pasting the following web link into your browser http://www.pepco.com/pages/connectwithus/outages/OutageMaps.aspx”


“The National Weather Service has just EXTENDED the Severe Thurnder Storm Warning for the District of Columbia until 2:40pm.


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