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 …
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
Powerful storm rolling through the area from east to west.
UPDATE - 5:15 p.m. - The National Weather Service has extended the Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Prince George's County and surrounding areas until 6 p.m. UPDATE - 5:05 p.m - The NWS has issued a Flash Flood Warning for central Prince George's County and surrounding areas as a result of the powerful line of storms sweeping through the area. The warning is in effect until 7 p.m. According to the NWS areas at risk for flash flooding include from Greenbelt, Bladensburg and the Port Towns area, Hyattsville and New Carrollton, among others. UPDATE - 4:33 p.m. - The NWS has upgraded the storm watch to a Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Prince George's County and surrounding areas in the Washington-Baltimore region until 5 p.m. The alert …
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.