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Jefferson County HSEM
Tuesday September 5th, 2017 :: 03:55 p.m. EDT


Severe Thunderstorm Warning until 04:30PM

The National Weather Service in Sterling Virginia has issued a

* Severe Thunderstorm Warning for... Southeastern Washington County in north central Maryland... Northwestern Carroll County in north central Maryland... Frederick County in north central Maryland... Northeastern Loudoun County in northern Virginia... Southeastern Jefferson County in the Panhandle of West Virginia...

* Until 430 PM EDT

* At 350 PM EDT, severe thunderstorms were located along a line extending from Rouzerville to Ranson, moving east at 45 mph. HAZARD...70 mph wind gusts and quarter size hail. SOURCE...Radar indicated. IMPACT...Damaging winds will cause some trees and large branches to fall. This could injure those outdoors, as well as damage homes and vehicles. Roadways may become blocked by downed trees. Localized power outages are possible. Unsecured light objects may become projectiles.

* Locations impacted include... Frederick, Westminster, Thurmont, Charles Town, Emmitsburg, Harry Grove Stadium, Ballenger Creek, Taneytown, Brunswick, Walkersville, Boonsboro, Braddock Heights, New Market, Mount Lena, Harpers Ferry, Green Valley, Clover Hill, Discovery-Spring Garden, Point Of Rocks and Wolfsville. TORNADO...POSSIBLE HAIL...1.00IN WIND...70MPH



Remain alert for a possible tornado! Tornadoes can develop quickly from severe thunderstorms. If you spot a tornado go at once into the basement or small central room in a sturdy structure. Get indoors to protect yourself from wind and lightning. Trees around you may be downed from damaging winds, so if you are near large trees, move to an interior room on the lowest floor. Don`t drive underneath trees or in wooded areas until the threat has passed. Torrential rainfall is occurring with these storms, and may lead to flash flooding. Do not drive your vehicle through flooded roadways.

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Jefferson County HSEM
28 Industrial Boulevard #101
Kearneysville, WV 25430

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Alert Details

Severe - Significant threat to life or property
Immediate - Responsive action SHOULD be taken immediately
Observed - Determined to have occurred or to be ongoing
Meteorological (inc. flood)
Severe Thunderstorm Warning

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