Tuesday, September 18, 2012
The area braces for more threatening weather.
Update, 5:35 p.m.: Following severe thunderstorms that charged through the area Tuesday and a tornado warning that expired at 3:45 p.m., the National Weather Service (NWS) put Prince George's County under a tornado watch until 7 p.m. A flash flood watch also continues for areas near the I-95 corridor until 8 p.m., according to NWS. As of 5 p.m., BGE said it had restored service to nearly 7,000 customers affected by the first few rounds of storms, which brought high wind, heavy rain and lightning. The company expects to continue to see outage numbers increase as additional severe weather and storms continue to move through its service area this evening and into early Wednesday. Update: 3:35 p.m. A tornado warning remains in effect until 3:…
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
Damaging wind gusts, hail, and tornadoes are all possible, the National Weather Service warns.
Prince George's County faces a chance of severe thunderstorms and tornadoes this afternoon and evening, the National Weather Service warns. The risk is slight, according to forecasters, but some storms may be capable of damaging wind gusts and hail—and a few could produce tornadoes. Highs this afternoon will be in the upper 80s with a 50 percent chance of rain. Tonight is expected to be mostly cloudy with showers and thunderstorms likely—mainly in the evening—and lows in the lower 70s.
Saturday, June 30, 2012
Severe winds, lightning, and torrential rain swept through Montgomery and Prince George's counties. 'Everyone thought they were going to die,' one resident wrote.
Last update: 3:20 p.m. A powerful storm with wind gusts up to 60 mph struck a brief but hard blow on Montgomery and Prince George's counties Friday night, leaving hundreds of thousands without power in a potentially dangerous heat wave. One person was killed in Montgomery County, according to police. Residents hunkered down against the wind, flashes of lightning and driving rain as the National Weather Service issued severe storm warnings. Large swaths of Montgomery County and Prince George's County lost power in what meteorologists have identified as a derecho. As of 3:00 p.m. Saturday, some 224,540 customers (73 percent) in Montgomery County and 130,183 customers (58 percent) in Prince George's County were without service, according to …
A Montgomery County resident was killed in the severe storm, authorities say.
A 71-year-old Montgomery County woman was found dead Saturday, the apparent victim of a tree that fell through the roof of her house and onto her bed during a severe storm. Montgomery County Police were investigating the discovery by Fire and Rescue workers who responded to a call for a tree downed on a home in Silver Spring. Rescue workers had to force themselves into a locked home on the 10000 block of Grant Avenue. Once inside, they discovered the woman's body, unresponsive, in a bedroom on the second floor of the house, according to police. Authorities said she was apparently killed by a large Maple tree falling through the roof of the building and onto her bed sometime during the night. Police will release more information on the …
Follow the chart from the USDA to determine if your food will be safe, plus tips on cooking without power.
Well, your power is out. Or at least, it was out at some point on Friday and Saturday because of the violent storms. What do you do with food in the refrigerator and freezer when your power goes out? The United States Department of Agriculture says to keep meat, poultry, fish and eggs refrigerated at or below 40 degrees. Frozen food should be stored at or below zero degrees. Check out the attached PDF for information on cooking without power. The USDA advises to "keep the refrigerator and freezer doors closed as much as possible to maintain the cold temperature." "The refrigerator will keep food safely cold for about four hours if it is unopened. A full freezer will hold the temperature for approximately 48 hours (24 hours if it is half …
Friday, June 1, 2012
Updates on power outages and storm damage throughout the county Friday.
Low visibility on roads, flash floods and tornado warnings created an interesting commute home for Prince George's County residents Friday evening. The severe thunderstorms, which began shortly after 2 p.m. in the metro region, hit Prince George's County around 4 p.m. With a tornado watch issued for the county through 9 p.m., some residents heard sirens blaring when there was a possibility of tornadoes forming near them. Hail was reported in Bowie, while some commuters spotted a funnel cloud in Greenbelt over Kenilworth Avenue and the beltway. But most of the county experienced heavy rains. Here's how the storm affected residents: This post was updated at Saturday at 12:46 a.m. So what are you seeing out there? Is your power out? Are trees…
Wednesday, June 1, 2011
Prince George’s County has re-opened six cooling centers around the county for a second day. There will be two centers open exclusively for seniors and four for the general public.
With weather like this, who needs E. coli? While our friends across the pond are dealing with a major health crisis today, Metro area residents are battling a crisis of heat. No joke. There’s another heat advisory today with a temperature high of 94 degrees. However, the National Weather Service is also calling for hazardous weather this afternoon, including thunderstorms that could become severe. Prince George’s County has re-opened six cooling centers around the county for a second day. There will be two centers open exclusively for seniors and four for the general public. Cooling centers open for seniors at the following locations: Cooling centers open for general public at the following locations from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.: The PGC…
Friday, May 27, 2011
The skies may be sunny, but The National Weather Service says there is a severe thunderstorm watch in effect for Prince George's county.
The National Weather Service Storm Prediction Center issued a severe thunderstorm watch on May 27 for Prince George's, Montgomery and other Maryland counties, in effect until 8 p.m. Friday.