Severe Thunderstorm Warning reissued for parts of St.Mary’s; Charles

UPDATE 7:28 pm:

The National Weather Service in Sterling Virginia has issued a

* Severe Thunderstorm Warning for...

Northwestern St. Marys County in southern Maryland... South central Charles County in southern Maryland... * Until 800 PM EDT. * At 706 PM EDT, a severe thunderstorm was located near Wicomico River, moving east at 25 mph. HAZARD...60 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... Leonardtown, Saint Clements Bay, Wicomico River, Hollywood, Mechanicsville, Cobb Island, Rock Point, Bushwood, Clements, Issue, Tompkinsville, Abell, Chaptico, Sandgates, Swan Point, Avenue, Loveville, Oakley, Morganza and Compton. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... For your protection move to an interior room on the lowest floor of a building.

UPDATE 5:00 p.m.- THE SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR NORTHWESTERN ST. MARYS AND SOUTHERN CALVERT COUNTIES WILL EXPIRE AT 500 PM EDT...

The storm which prompted the warning has weakened below severe

limits, and no longer poses an immediate threat to life or property.

Therefore, the warning will be allowed to expire.

A Severe Thunderstorm Watch remains in effect until 1100 PM EDT for

southern Maryland.

To report severe weather, contact your nearest law enforcement

agency. They will relay your report to the National Weather Service

Sterling Virginia.

The National Weather Service in Sterling Virginia has issued a

* Severe Thunderstorm Warning for...

  Northwestern St. Marys County in southern Maryland...

  Southern Calvert County in southern Maryland...

  Southeastern Charles County in southern Maryland...

* Until 500 PM EDT.

* At 410 PM EDT, a severe thunderstorm was located 7 miles north of

  Wicomico River, moving northeast at 20 mph.

  HAZARD...60 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...

  Chesapeake Ranch Estates, Leonardtown, Prince Frederick, Sheridan

  Point, Hallowing Point, Saint Leonard Creek, Town Creek, Flag

  Harbor, Greenwell State Park, California, Golden Beach, Lusby,

  Saint Leonard, Hollywood, Wicomico, Drum Point, Long Beach,

  Mechanicsville, Charlotte Hall and Calvert Beach.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

For your protection move to an interior room on the lowest floor of a

building.

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