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Jefferson County HSEM
Thursday October 31st, 2019 :: 06:48 p.m. EDT

Alert

Severe Thunderstorm Warning until 07:30PM

The National Weather Service in Sterling Virginia has issued a

* Severe Thunderstorm Warning for... Eastern Washington County in north central Maryland... Northwestern Frederick County in north central Maryland... East central Frederick County in northwestern Virginia... Northwestern Clarke County in northwestern Virginia... The City of Winchester in northwestern Virginia... Jefferson County in the Panhandle of West Virginia... Southern Berkeley County in the Panhandle of West Virginia...

* Until 730 PM EDT.

* At 645 PM EDT, a severe thunderstorm was located near Inwood, or 9 miles northeast of Winchester, moving northeast at 55 mph. HAZARD...60 mph wind gusts. 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, Hagerstown, Winchester, Martinsburg, Charles Town, Shepherdstown, Millwood Pike, Robinwood, Walkersville, Ranson, Boonsboro, Inwood, Braddock Heights, Mount Aetna, Mount Lena, San Mar, Harpers Ferry, Corporation Of Ranson, Kearneysville and Clover Hill.

* AFFECTED AREAS: BERKELEY, WV ... CLARKE, VA ... JEFFERSON, WV ... FREDERICK, VA ... WASHINGTON, MD ... CITY OF WINCHESTER, VA ... FREDERICK, MD

Instructions:

A Tornado Watch remains in effect until midnight EDT for north central Maryland...northern and northwestern Virginia...and the Panhandle of West Virginia. 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. For your protection move to an interior room on the lowest floor of a building.

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

Contact
Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 304-728-3290

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Alert Details

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

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