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Radar valid at 645 pm EDT, May 14th 2018

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Tornado Warning
National Weather Service Baltimore MD/Washington DC
612 PM EDT MON MAY 14 2018

The National Weather Service in Sterling Virginia has issued a

* Tornado Warning for...
Southwestern Montgomery County in central Maryland...
Southeastern Loudoun County in northern Virginia...
The western City of Fairfax in northern Virginia...
Northwestern Fairfax County in northern Virginia...

* Until 645 PM EDT.

* At 612 PM EDT, a severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado
was located near Leesburg, moving southeast at 20 mph.

HAZARD...Tornado and ping pong ball size hail.

SOURCE...Radar indicated rotation.

IMPACT...For those in the direct path of a tornado touchdown,
flying debris will be dangerous to those caught without
shelter. Damage to roofs, siding, and windows may occur.
Mobile homes may be damaged or destroyed. Tree damage is

* This dangerous storm will be near...
Lansdowne around 620 PM EDT.
Broadlands and Brambleton around 625 PM EDT.
Arcola around 630 PM EDT.
Ashburn and Countryside around 635 PM EDT.
Dulles International Airport around 640 PM EDT.
Reston, Herndon, Lowes Island, Oakton, Sterling, Chantilly and
Great Falls around 645 PM EDT.

Other locations impacted by this tornadic thunderstorm include
Congressional Manor, Belmont, Belleview, Sterling Park, Bradley
Farms, Cabin John and Fairfax Station.


TAKE COVER NOW! Move to a basement or an interior room on the lowest
floor of a sturdy building. Avoid windows. If you are outdoors, in a
mobile home, or in a vehicle, move to the closest substantial shelter
and protect yourself from flying debris.


LAT...LON 3899 7763 3910 7749 3900 7715 3881 7735
TIME...MOT...LOC 2212Z 293DEG 15KT 3906 7756


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