Friday, April 19, 2013
Nearly 7,000 customers without power in Prince George's County. Another 7,000 outages in DC, Montgomery County.
UPDATES - 8:45 p.m. - The storms have largely swept through the Washington, DC region, leaving thousands of residents and businesses without power. Pepco's outage map, as of 8:45 p.m., shows nearly 7,000 customers without power in Prince George's County. Another 7,000 customers in Northeast and Southeast Washington, DC are without power, while a bit more than 500 customers are experiencing outages in Montgomery County. Another roughly 650 Baltimore Gas and Electric customers in northwestern Prince George's County are without power. Among those affected, residents living in Brandywine and Clinton tell Patch that there are outages in their neighborhoods. 7:11 p.m. - The National Weather Service has issued a Tornado Warning for Accokeek …
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
The National Weather Service reports that a brief tornado was documented during Tuesday's severe weather outburst.
A sprawling storm system kicked up rain, power outages, and 50 mph wind gusts Tuesday as it pushed through Maryland and the Mid-Atlantic region. Overall, Prince George's County appeared relatively unscathed by the severe weather, with minor wind-related damage reported across the area. But the day was marked by an escalating series of watches and alerts from the National Weather Service, including a tornado warning issued in the afternoon for the northern end of the county. The NWS reports that a brief tornado was documented east of the U.S. 50/I-495 interchange, but damage was said to be confined to uprooted trees and snapped limbs. More than 2,000 Pepco customers lost power at one point across the county—including a cluster of 600-odd …
Saturday, September 8, 2012
A hazardous weather outlook predicts severe thunderstorms and possible tornadoes for areas east of Interstate 95.
A severe thunderstorm watch is in effect until 10 p.m. for many areas east of Interstate 95, according to the National Weather Service. Prince George's County and some areas in central Maryland, including Anne Arundel and Baltimore counties are included in a hazardous weather outlook that predicts thunderstorms in the evening and a cold front approaching. Forecasts indicated storms may produce damaging wind gusts of up to 70 mph and isolated tornadoes are also possible.
Tuesday, July 31, 2012
The storms could produce damaging wind gusts, the National Weather Service warns.
The National Weather Service cautions that scattered thunderstorms may move through Prince George's County and surrounding areas Tuesday night. While there are no formal warnings or watches in effect, a few storms "capable of producing damaging wind gusts" are possible. Patchy fog is also expected after 2 a.m., with an overnight low of about 73°. On Wednesday, more scattered showers and thunderstorms are expected after 8 a.m., with a daytime high of about 89°.
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
A slow-moving cold front is expected to kick up more rain, wind, and hail Tuesday.
Update, 10:01 p.m.: The severe thunderstorm watch has been lifted. Original article: Keep an eye on the skies Tuesday, as forecasters are warning of more severe weather in the area. A severe thunderstorm watch is in effect across Prince George's County and the surrounding region through 8 p.m. The cause, according to the National Weather Service, is a slow-moving cold front pushing through the area. "Some storms will become severe and will be capable of producing damaging wind gusts and possibly large hail," the service cautions. A high of 96° is expected this afternoon.
Thursday, July 19, 2012
The worst of the weather is expected to roll in sometime after 1 p.m.
Wednesday's stormy weather may give an encore performance Thursday if the forecast from the National Weather Service holds. Today's hazardous weather outlook calls for thunderstorms in Prince George's County and surrounding areas in the afternoon and evening, some of which may produce damaging wind gusts and flash floods. The worst of the weather is expected to roll in sometime after 1 p.m. Rainfall amounts of up to 3/4 of an inch are possible by late tonight. Can't get enough downpours? Fear not: showers and thunderstorms are back in the forecast for Friday, too.
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
The system brought rain, hail, and gusts up to 60 mph.
Updated, 5:11 p.m. A band of thunderstorms moved across Prince George's County and the surrounding region Wednesday, brining rain, hail, and gusts up to 60 mph. Severe weather alerts were issued for much of the area, cautioning residents to seek shelter. "This is a dangerous storm. If you are in its path, move indoors to a sturdy building and stay away from windows," the National Weather Service warned. As of 5:10 p.m., minimal power outages were reported across the northern part of the county, but the possibility of more rain and thunderstorms this evening still remained.
Strong storms could roll through the area.
A severe thunderstorm watch has been issued for Prince George's County and surrounding areas in the Washington-Baltimore region until 9 p.m. tonight. That has area power companies prepping customers for potential weather-related power outages across the region. Pepco announced earlier today that it is monitoring the forecasts, warning that powerful winds could knock out electricity in some areas. Pepco has taken the precautionary move to schedule additional technicians and call center personnel to work through the night. Baltimore Gas and Electric is warning customers that it is preparing for possible weather-related power outages in light of forecasts that a thunderstorm and high winds might hit central Maryland. The warnings come …
Friday, June 22, 2012
The alert is in effect through 9 p.m. Friday.
A severe thunderstorm watch is in effect through 9 p.m. across Riverdale Park, University Park, and much of the region. According to the National Weather Service, a storm system moving through the Mid-Atlantic Friday afternoon and evening has the potential to produce "damaging wind gusts and locally heavy rainfall." Winds could gust up to 60 mph during storm. Up to half an inch of rain is forecast, with higher amounts possible in isolated pockets. This post was updated.
Wednesday, July 13, 2011
The National Weather Service predicts storms producing damaging winds.
There's a severe thunderstorm warning for southwestern Prince George's County until 4 p.m. The National Weather Service predicts storms producing damaging winds.