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Posted at 2:25 PM ET, 06/ 4/2008

CommuteCast: Severe Weather Moving Through

By Ian Livingston

Damaging winds, large hail, isolated tornadoes possible

ALERTS

3:57 PM: Tornado Warning remains in effect for Anne Arundel County until 4:15 p.m. At 3:51 p.m., radar indicated a tornado located 2 miles south of Arnold, moving east at 38 mph.

3:08 PM: A line of strong thunderstorms with frequent lightning and winds possibly in excess of 70 mph is moving through the metro area from west to east, now about to move through downtown D.C. Severe Thunderstorm Warnings are in effect for most of the metro area. Earlier tornado warnings are now canceled. But a Tornado Watch remains in effect until 8 p.m.

Refresh page to update alerts above.

It's been an active severe weather season and today continues that trend. Lots of sun and increasing humidity through the morning and midday has primed us for big storms as temperatures rise to highs in the mid 80s. A Tornado Watch is in affect for the area until 8 p.m. Pay close attention to the skies on your ride home and tune into local radio for weather alerts. Flash flooding is also a concern, so remember never to cross a flooded road.

Afternoon into evening: A bow echo is now racing toward the area from the west and will move through western sections over the next hour. They will then advance through the heart of the metro area between 3 and 5 p.m. The main risk will be strong damaging winds up to 70 mph, large hail, frequent lightning, and heavy rains causing areas of flash flooding. There is also a risk of a few tornadoes across the area.

Tonight: More showers and storms are possible through around midnight, but they should be less severe than this afternoon's activity. Expect lows to drop only to around 70 as mostly cloudy skies and summer-like humidity reign.

Tomorrow: We see partly to mostly cloudy skies on Thursday with a continued chance of a few showers or storms. Coverage is not expected to be very widespread, but there will be a chance of a pop-up here and there during the day, with the best shot coming during the afternoon. Highs should reach the mid to upper 80s, with a 90-degree reading possible.

See NatCast and UnitedCast for the forecast for tonight's scheduled games, and Dan's full forecast (can you say heat wave?) through the beginning of next week. Keep reading for previous alerts.

EXPIRED ALERTS

3:50 PM: Tornado Warning in effect for central Anne Arundel County. At 3:42 p.m., radar indicated a severe thunderstorm with strong rotation near Parole, moving east at 38 mph. Locations impacted include Lake Shore, Annapolis, Parole and Arnold.

3:45 PM: Tornado Warning remains in effect until 4 p.m. for Calvert and Anne Arundel counties. At 3:33 p.m., radar indicated a tornado located 3 miles west of Tracys Landing moving east at 62 mph.

3:33 PM: Tornado Warning issued for south central Anne Arundel, east central Prince Georges, and extreme northwestern Calvert counties until 4 p.m. At 3:28 p.m., radar showed a severe thunderstorm with strong rotation near Upper Marlboro, moving east at 62 mph. Locations impacted include Tracys Landing, Lothian, West River, Harwood and Galesville.

3:27 PM: Tornado Warning in effect for west central Anne Arundel, southeastern Howard, southeastern Montgomery, and northern Prince George's counties until 4 p.m. At 3:16 p.m., radar showed a severe thunderstorm with strong rotation near White Oak, moving east at 43 mph. Locations impacted include Beltsville, Hillandale, Adelphi, College Park, Greenbelt and Laurel.

2:45 PM: Tornado Warning for northwestern Fairfax, northeastern Fauquier, southeastern Loudoun, and extreme northwestern Prince William counites until 3:30 p.m. At 2:37 p.m., radar showed a severe thunderstorm with strong rotation 8 miles west of Arcola, moving east at 57 mph. Impacted locations include Dulles Airport, Ashburn, Herndon and Middleburg.

2:35 PM: Tornado Warning for central Loudoun County until 3:15 p.m. At 2:23 p.m. radar indicated a severe thunderstorm with strong rotation 6 miles southwest of Berryville, moving east at 40 mph

2:25 PM: A line of thunderstorms with frequent lightning is moving into the far western suburbs, now approaching western Frederick, Loudoun and Fauquier counties. This batch will move through the metro area from west to east over the next couple hours. Severe Thunderstorm Warnings are in effect for parts of Fauquier, Loudoun, Prince William and Culpeper counties.

By Ian Livingston  | June 4, 2008; 2:25 PM ET
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TORNADO WARNING FOR...CENTRAL LOUDOUN COUNTY IN NORTHERN VIRGINIA...CLARKE COUNTY IN NORTHWEST VIRGINIA...SOUTH CENTRAL JEFFERSON COUNTY IN THE PANHANDLE OF WEST VIRGINIA..* UNTIL 315 PM EDT

Posted by: Ian, Capital Weather Gang | June 4, 2008 2:31 PM | Report abuse

Yup, that's the third tornado warning from this system.

Posted by: Murre | June 4, 2008 2:36 PM | Report abuse

Yep, heading right for the LoCo bootheel. I have my wife and baby waiting in the lower level of the townhouse. I feel helpless here in DC. That first gust of wind is only ten minutes out it appears...

Posted by: Dulles ARC | June 4, 2008 2:38 PM | Report abuse

Man, the lower leg of this storm really seems to be intensifying as it heads into PW County. This is looking uuuuugly.

Posted by: JB | June 4, 2008 2:46 PM | Report abuse

Storm just hit SE corner of Loudoun out of nowhere. Very very windy with decent rain and lots of lightning. Some of the strongest winds I can remember seeing here.

Posted by: George P Burdell | June 4, 2008 2:52 PM | Report abuse

59 MPH gust at IAD

Posted by: Ian, Capital Weather Gang | June 4, 2008 2:58 PM | Report abuse

One 5ft tree struck down on Loudoun County Pkwy...dark skies

Posted by: Loudoun County Pkwy | June 4, 2008 2:58 PM | Report abuse

check out the traffic cam in off of rt 28. looks pretty wild

Posted by: Peter L | June 4, 2008 2:58 PM | Report abuse

Link to the Rt 28 traffic cam?

Posted by: George P Burdell | June 4, 2008 3:00 PM | Report abuse

sorry here is the link

http://www.trafficland.com/city/WAS/

Posted by: Peter L | June 4, 2008 3:00 PM | Report abuse

It's nasty out here in Ashburn.

Posted by: Verizon Building | June 4, 2008 3:00 PM | Report abuse

dude. this is NOT good for the ride home from dc to va.

Posted by: sahar | June 4, 2008 3:02 PM | Report abuse

TORNADO IN RESTON

Posted by: mcleaNed | June 4, 2008 3:04 PM | Report abuse

Find a bar, have a drink, and wait for it to end :D

Posted by: Re: Sahar | June 4, 2008 3:04 PM | Report abuse

nighttime in Falls church.

I have to say that the lighting strike map is the coolest thing. How many black boxes can you fit on one map?

Go pens.

doug

Posted by: doug | June 4, 2008 3:04 PM | Report abuse

Skies are getting really dark and we hear the thunder in Rockville.

Posted by: Anthony | June 4, 2008 3:05 PM | Report abuse

DARK clouds moving fast through Ballston...no rain

Posted by: ~sg | June 4, 2008 3:06 PM | Report abuse

Impressive squall-line wind right at what appeared to be the front of the Bow echo TS line. The tents and carnival rides at the Fairfax Government Center seemed to take a bit of a beating.

Posted by: GISman | June 4, 2008 3:09 PM | Report abuse

It was pretty wild here in Fair Lakes - very windy and LOTS of lightning. Now it's dark and rainy, with some lightning still in the area.

Let's Go Pens!

Posted by: JP | June 4, 2008 3:13 PM | Report abuse

The proverbial "calm before the storm" here in Sykesville. Audible Thunder , no precip, coming from the NW.

Posted by: jmr1 | June 4, 2008 3:13 PM | Report abuse

Mclean High School on a lockdown of sorts... nobody allowed to leave. Everyone in hall; power flickering.

Posted by: mcleaNed | June 4, 2008 3:16 PM | Report abuse

Sideways rain in Bethesda a few minutes ago. Very dark. Buildings 1/10 mile away invisible.

Posted by: Storm-petrel | June 4, 2008 3:16 PM | Report abuse

Weather just went from clean to miserable in Alexandria. Loud thunder and heavy winds announced the arrival of the storm. Stay safe out there.

Posted by: Jamie Jones, CapitalWeather Gang | June 4, 2008 3:17 PM | Report abuse

Is that tornado claim a joke?

Posted by: Jake in Reston | June 4, 2008 3:18 PM | Report abuse

dark, dark, dark in DC

Posted by: pam | June 4, 2008 3:18 PM | Report abuse

The weather outside my office in Reston 10-15 minutes ago was the worst weather I've seen in 15 years in the D.C. area. Straight-line wind like I've never seen before.

Posted by: Leesburger | June 4, 2008 3:19 PM | Report abuse

Some serious winds, constant thunder, and a bunch of lightning strikes. No tornado sighting here.

Posted by: Jake in Reston | June 4, 2008 3:19 PM | Report abuse

Extremely heavy rain, lots of wind, dark black skies in downtown DC. Hopefully this will pass through quickly.

Posted by: R | June 4, 2008 3:19 PM | Report abuse

Downtown is DARK and it's raining like mad.

Posted by: renee | June 4, 2008 3:19 PM | Report abuse

Holy expletive deleted!!! Unless you are in central Mont Co right now, you wouldn't believe what we are witnesing if we tried to describe it to you. The thunder/lightning is so rampent it literally sounds like a Giant running towards your house flickering a flashlight as trees are just bending in half and the rain swirls. Most amazing thing I've ever witnessed in my life. How I didn't lose power is beyond me. Now all you hear is the sirens of fire trucks.

Posted by: Mot | June 4, 2008 3:20 PM | Report abuse

anybody get any hail

Posted by: billy | June 4, 2008 3:20 PM | Report abuse

A huge old oak tree just fell on a car right outside my office in Dupont. Took a power line with it.

Posted by: rallycap | June 4, 2008 3:21 PM | Report abuse

About as dark and short term hurricane like conditions as I have seen for a long time here in Merrifield. Good news was it has passed quickly.

Not looking forward to the crawl back home to MD though!

Posted by: MDScot | June 4, 2008 3:21 PM | Report abuse

* TORNADO WARNING FOR...WEST CENTRAL ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY IN CENTRAL MARYLAND...SOUTHEASTERN HOWARD COUNTY IN CENTRAL MARYLAND...SOUTHEASTERN MONTGOMERY COUNTY IN CENTRAL MARYLAND...NORTHERN PRINCE GEORGES COUNTY IN CENTRAL MARYLAND...* UNTIL 400 PM EDT

Posted by: Ian, Capital Weather Gang | June 4, 2008 3:22 PM | Report abuse

rain is pounding down in capitol hill...

Posted by: madison | June 4, 2008 3:22 PM | Report abuse

Just watched the storm roll into downtown on M Street NW... eerily green skies, got quiet, and then all of a sudden the skies opened up. Crazy.

Posted by: Mark | June 4, 2008 3:23 PM | Report abuse

pouring rain/thunder/lightning near union station

Posted by: union station | June 4, 2008 3:24 PM | Report abuse

We had it 30 mins ago, the wind was so strong I couldn't tell if there was hail or not. Stay away from your windows. I have seen a sky that color green in a long time.

Posted by: Ashburn | June 4, 2008 3:25 PM | Report abuse

rallycap, if you don't mind... where is the tree down? I'm nearby with camera. ;)

Posted by: Ian, Capital Weather Gang | June 4, 2008 3:26 PM | Report abuse

Anyone know if Rock Creek Parkway is closed?

Posted by: JC from TK | June 4, 2008 3:26 PM | Report abuse

power's out in petworth

Posted by: petworth | June 4, 2008 3:27 PM | Report abuse

Alley on the north side of Church St, between 17th and 18th.

Posted by: rallycap | June 4, 2008 3:27 PM | Report abuse

Mark I saw the same thing on 18th and Pennsylvania - pretty cool! I definitely noticed the greenish hue. Made sure I got outside to watch the gust front come through.

Posted by: ForTheShorties | June 4, 2008 3:28 PM | Report abuse

Not sure, I don't see any out front, but it could be down between Waxpool and Redskins Park.

Posted by: Ashburn | June 4, 2008 3:28 PM | Report abuse

I don't know if Rock Creek Parkway is closed (can you listen to WTOP 103.5 FM?) but I sure wouldn't drive there for a while.

Posted by: Storm-petrel | June 4, 2008 3:28 PM | Report abuse

This tornado has been brought to you by...Al Quesedia

Posted by: Abdu | June 4, 2008 3:28 PM | Report abuse

Hail in Falls Church about 10 mins ago.

Posted by: Jen | June 4, 2008 3:29 PM | Report abuse

up on the 20th floor in rosslyn... i see blue skies on the horizon

Posted by: rosslyn | June 4, 2008 3:30 PM | Report abuse

Annandale. I tend to love bad weather when I'm safe inside, but this thing is trying to break into my house. :) Kitty moved at 3:13 from a window seat to an inner hallway floor.

Posted by: jhbyer | June 4, 2008 3:31 PM | Report abuse

I watched the crane in front of Reagan Airpot spin around 180 degrees due to the wind.... I am no more than 500 yards from the control tower and it became invisible instantly. Absolutely incredible.

Posted by: Crystal City | June 4, 2008 3:33 PM | Report abuse

No hail here (20th and M NW). Worst of it looks to have moved through, still dark skies but the rain's slowed considerably.

Posted by: Mark | June 4, 2008 3:33 PM | Report abuse

Where is the lightning map???

Posted by: Jarrod | June 4, 2008 3:34 PM | Report abuse

hey jen how big was the hail

Posted by: billy | June 4, 2008 3:34 PM | Report abuse

* TORNADO WARNING FOR...
SOUTH CENTRAL ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY IN CENTRAL MARYLAND...
EAST CENTRAL PRINCE GEORGES COUNTY IN CENTRAL MARYLAND...
EXTREME NORTHWESTERN CALVERT COUNTY IN SOUTHERN MARYLAND...

* UNTIL 400 PM EDT

* AT 328 PM EDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WITH STRONG ROTATION NEAR UPPER MARLBORO...
MOVING EAST AT 62 MPH.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
TRACYS LANDING...
LOTHIAN...
WEST RIVER...
HARWOOD...
GALESVILLE...

Posted by: D | June 4, 2008 3:35 PM | Report abuse

Tornado was confirmed on the ground in Falls Church along Rt. 236.

Posted by: Dulles ARC | June 4, 2008 3:35 PM | Report abuse

power out in Del Ray/Rosemont of Alexandria....

Posted by: ak | June 4, 2008 3:35 PM | Report abuse

I haven't heard of any trees down on Rock Creek Pkwy, listening to WTOP. There are trees down on 267 at the ramp at 123, and from 123 to the outer loop of 495.

Posted by: Ashburn | June 4, 2008 3:37 PM | Report abuse

Here in Reston, hails the size of tennis balls are falling as well as couple of trees...oops there goes my trash can

Posted by: Apocolypse | June 4, 2008 3:38 PM | Report abuse

The hail was relatively small, but big enough that I could see it through the window. I would say about half the size of the m & m's I am eating.

Posted by: Jen | June 4, 2008 3:38 PM | Report abuse

Dulles ARC, confirmed by whom?

Posted by: Storm-petrel | June 4, 2008 3:38 PM | Report abuse

"Tornado was confirmed on the ground in Falls Church along Rt. 236"

This isn't possible, 236 DOES NOT RUN THROUGH FALLS CHURCH

Posted by: Jarrod | June 4, 2008 3:39 PM | Report abuse

WTOP just confirmed Dulles ARC's tornado on Annandale Rd in West Arlington/Falls Church area.

Posted by: Ashburn | June 4, 2008 3:40 PM | Report abuse

It was so still in downtown DC and saw the green sky for a minute as well, right before the storm hit. The only other time I remember the sky getting like that, and the wind being like it was today, was in '99 during a derecho we had in Syracuse, NY. Wonder if that is the case here?

Posted by: teddy | June 4, 2008 3:40 PM | Report abuse

It was Annandale. Confirmed on WTOP by Adam Caskey.

Posted by: Rt 236 tornado | June 4, 2008 3:41 PM | Report abuse

Dulles ARC: where along 236? I didn't think 236 went thru falls church - fairfax and annandale yes, but falls church?

Posted by: Peruser | June 4, 2008 3:41 PM | Report abuse

Annandale - not Falls Church...a trained spotter per the NWS. Doug Hill has been talking it up as well...right on Annandale Rd.

Posted by: Dulles ARC | June 4, 2008 3:42 PM | Report abuse

Typical weather guys, getting the facts wrong. 236 runs from Fairfax over the Beltway into Annandale out to Alexandria. It DOES NOT touch Falls Church. Annandale Road does, yes, but that's not 236. 236 is Little River Turnpike. Grew up here and have gone through many of these before.

Posted by: Jarrod | June 4, 2008 3:43 PM | Report abuse

Tornado Warning for Arlington County as of 3:44pm.

Posted by: RJ | June 4, 2008 3:43 PM | Report abuse

I need more info. Was it 236 in Annandale or Annandale Road in Falls Church? I live off Annandale Road in Falls Church but I'm sitting in an office in NYC hoping that there wasn't really a tornado at all. I hope our cats are in the basement.

Posted by: Falls Churcher in NYC | June 4, 2008 3:43 PM | Report abuse

Im curious about the Waterford area near Leesburg - anyone hear anything? Gusts in the area were all about 60-70 MPH...

Posted by: Dulles ARC | June 4, 2008 3:44 PM | Report abuse

Wind gust to 66 mph recorded at Andrews Air Force Base, 59 mph at National.

Posted by: Andrew Freedman, Capital Weather Gang | June 4, 2008 3:44 PM | Report abuse

"Unless you are in central Mont Co right now, you wouldn't believe what we are witnesing if we tried to describe it to you."

I'm in southern Montgomery County where it was less intense. I'll believe anything you tell me about what you witnessed!

Posted by: Storm-petrel | June 4, 2008 3:44 PM | Report abuse

I am in Falls Church at Washington Blvd. and Annandale Rd. in a building with floor to ceiling glass windows and although there is a nasty storm, there certainly hasn't been a tornado here.

Posted by: Jen | June 4, 2008 3:45 PM | Report abuse

Anybody know whats going on in Loudoun County? Leesburg?

Posted by: Lori | June 4, 2008 3:47 PM | Report abuse

Buy milk and TP buy milk and TP

Posted by: Anonymous | June 4, 2008 3:47 PM | Report abuse

Any info of damage in Chantilly/South Riding area of Loudoun County?

Posted by: Virginian | June 4, 2008 3:48 PM | Report abuse

Falls Churcher in NYC, I just saw your cats fly by my window!

Posted by: NYC in DC | June 4, 2008 3:48 PM | Report abuse

It's settling down out here in Loudoun, Lori. It wouldn't shock me if there weren't some trees down in and around the Leesburg/Ashburn area.

Posted by: Ashburn | June 4, 2008 3:50 PM | Report abuse

Some pics just before the straight-lines hit... http://flickr.com/photos/josephdangelo/sets/72157605432173774/

Posted by: Joe in Alexandria | June 4, 2008 3:50 PM | Report abuse

I am in an office building in Chantilly-- when the storm hit here our super heavy duty windows were bowing inward and outward. I've NEVER seen anything like that, even during other tornado warnings for the area. I couldn't see a single thing outside the window. Nothing. Just a deep dirty gray color. When it got light enough you could see the trees right outside the building whipping around like rag dolls.

Posted by: Beck | June 4, 2008 3:52 PM | Report abuse

Washington Blvd and Annandale Road don't meet either.

Posted by: E. Falls Church/Fairfax County | June 4, 2008 3:52 PM | Report abuse

For all the parents out there, incase you haven't heard, the schools held the kids inside while the storms came through the area (Loudoun County). They started letting the elementary school kids out about 40 mins ago so expect all the kids to be late getting off the bus.

Posted by: Lori | June 4, 2008 3:53 PM | Report abuse

I think the poster meant South Washington St. and Annandale Rd.

Posted by: Wash Blvd & Annandale Rd. | June 4, 2008 3:54 PM | Report abuse

Orange line terminates at East Falls Church due to power outages...

Posted by: Mark | June 4, 2008 3:55 PM | Report abuse

Just had what looked like the highest winds I've ever seen here in Columbia. Could barely see across the parking lot and the lightposts were swaying back and forth.

Posted by: mickle | June 4, 2008 3:56 PM | Report abuse

Sorry, I meant Washington St., meaning route 29

Posted by: Jen | June 4, 2008 3:56 PM | Report abuse

They just released McLean HS students to go home.

Posted by: aw123green | June 4, 2008 3:56 PM | Report abuse

I was a block from the Silver Spring Metro when it hit there. I was soaked to the skin by the time I had gone half a block. The lights at Wayne Avenue went out just before I had to cross. The rain was so heavy it hurt when the drops hit. You couldn't look up to see where you were going.

Home and drying out now with the weather radio going.

Posted by: ep | June 4, 2008 3:57 PM | Report abuse

It took down a 30+ ft tree (rare in Loudoun County) in backyard and broke fences.

Posted by: brambleton | June 4, 2008 4:00 PM | Report abuse

Commute advice. . . so I am in Falls Church at Annandale and Washington St., and I have a 7:30 appt. in Fairfax City, and I live in Ballston. . . would y'all cancel the appt in Fairfax City? I would be taking route 50 there and home.

Posted by: Jen | June 4, 2008 4:01 PM | Report abuse

Anyone know if there are lights and or trees down in Herndon/Sterling? Trying to plan my drive home. Just heard one is down at 7 and Baron Cameron.

Posted by: Ashburn | June 4, 2008 4:02 PM | Report abuse

It got really ugly here on First St. by Union Station (near CNN) -- I was waiting for one of the cranes across the way to get blown.

It also appears that the sun is coming out on the other side of DC (I don't have windows facing that way) because the building across the tracks seems to have a reflection -- anyone in the west see daylight?

Posted by: WDC 21113 | June 4, 2008 4:05 PM | Report abuse

Sounds like lots of trees down in Sterling Park with some damage to structures.

Power is out at some Route 7 intersections through Sterling.

Posted by: Mo | June 4, 2008 4:05 PM | Report abuse

The border fence (white picket) in my parents neighborhood in Lorton is missing, presumed blown away. Those are some of the strongest straight line winds I've seen in years. Power flickered here at work in McLean, and parent's power is currently out in Lorton.

I love thunderstorms.

Posted by: hobbes9 | June 4, 2008 4:05 PM | Report abuse

I'm in Bethesda, and I think that was the most severe storm I've seen in the area for the past 10 years.

Posted by: John | June 4, 2008 4:06 PM | Report abuse

Ashburn, yes, there is a tree down at Rte. 7 and Baron Cameron. Someone I work with was there when it fell, called us to tell us not to take 7.

Posted by: Jarrod | June 4, 2008 4:06 PM | Report abuse

Another tornado touchdown report in Huntington (Fairfax Co.) - via NWS storm report.

http://www.weather.gov/view/validProds.php?prod=LSR&node=KLWX

Posted by: ATL | June 4, 2008 4:06 PM | Report abuse

Also wanted to add that Howard County Hosp was on lockdown as well -- coworker's wife was visiting someone and they had guards at the doors not allowing anyone to leave.

Posted by: WDC 21113 | June 4, 2008 4:07 PM | Report abuse

Clouds breaking up around the Potomac river. Pretty intense storm here.

Posted by: KP | June 4, 2008 4:07 PM | Report abuse

Are we through with the wild weather, or is there more stacked up behind this line?

Posted by: JB | June 4, 2008 4:07 PM | Report abuse

Skies are definitely brightening up here in Centreville. Reports of cars that got nailed by trees on the other side of my neighborhood.

Posted by: Christina in Centreville | June 4, 2008 4:08 PM | Report abuse

Looks like storm is passing...dark clouds have passed at 19th and K

Posted by: 19th and K | June 4, 2008 4:08 PM | Report abuse

I think the person who said he/she was at Washington Blvd and Annandale Rd meant Washington Street (which is the same as Lee Hwy/Rt 29 in Arlington and Fairfax Cty)in Falls Church. I haven't seen a confirmaton anywhere else (yet anyway) of a tornado in that immediate area.

Posted by: shmepsi | June 4, 2008 4:08 PM | Report abuse

Also a tornado touchdown report in Huntingtown, MD. With the similar spellings between Huntington and Huntingtown, one of those reports could be an error.

Posted by: ATL | June 4, 2008 4:09 PM | Report abuse

Seems to be lots of power out in NoVa:
http://www.dom.com/news/outage_map.jsp

Does anyone have more information about outages in Alexandria?

Posted by: DD | June 4, 2008 4:09 PM | Report abuse

It's the end of the world!

Seriously, in downtown D.C. we got some lighting and bursts of heavy rain.

That's it.

Posted by: CRD | June 4, 2008 4:09 PM | Report abuse

OMG IT IS RAINING

Posted by: Anonymous | June 4, 2008 4:10 PM | Report abuse

Had a shelter in place emergency here in my building.

"The National Weather Service in Sterling, VA, was tracking a funnel cloud that was sighted traveling in an easterly direction from Herndon, VA, to Reston, VA, and on a path towards the District."

I have no windows in my office, so I had no idea of anything until the sirens started to sound.

Posted by: Alex | June 4, 2008 4:10 PM | Report abuse

You were lucky then CRD. This was a nasty storm.

Posted by: Ashburn | June 4, 2008 4:12 PM | Report abuse

I THINK IT IS TRUE THAT HILLARY CLINTON CONTROLS THE WEATHER AND SHE IS REALLY REALLY MAD

Posted by: Anonymous | June 4, 2008 4:12 PM | Report abuse

Haven't had power for over an hour (236 west of Old Columbia Pike) in Annandale. Sending this from iPhone. Haven't gone out yet to see how widespread.

Posted by: Yvonne Adams | June 4, 2008 4:12 PM | Report abuse

Girlfriend just got home from work and reported power outages in Springfield, VA

Posted by: Mark | June 4, 2008 4:13 PM | Report abuse

According to Dominion website over 30% of customers have lost power in NOVA.

Posted by: Mo | June 4, 2008 4:13 PM | Report abuse

@ DD: We initially had some power flickers here in Kingstowne... no loss of power.

Posted by: Joe in Alexandria | June 4, 2008 4:13 PM | Report abuse

Are the storms done for this evening? I have an outdoor game tonight at 8pm. Thoughts?

Posted by: Anonymous | June 4, 2008 4:14 PM | Report abuse

I saw the funnel cloud in Reston. Wild stuff!

Posted by: Matt | June 4, 2008 4:15 PM | Report abuse

WTOP is now reporting additional showers and storms developing eastward from West Virginia, no indication of severity or whether they'll make it into this region tonight.

Posted by: Anonymous | June 4, 2008 4:15 PM | Report abuse

The Post might want to start checking on power -- Dominion is telling callers it could be several days.

Posted by: BD | June 4, 2008 4:16 PM | Report abuse

Hearing there are some more storms in WV. Doubt they are as bad as what we just went through. Your game might get delayed.

Posted by: Ashburn | June 4, 2008 4:16 PM | Report abuse

New post up. Storms moving out. Click the banner and/or refresh your browser.

Posted by: Capital Weather Gang | June 4, 2008 4:16 PM | Report abuse

Supposedly building flattened at Hilltop Rd and Prosperity Blvd in Merrifield, VA. According to eyewitness and reported directly to me.

Posted by: Tom | June 4, 2008 4:17 PM | Report abuse

Another storm system is expected in a couple of hours.

Posted by: dc | June 4, 2008 4:17 PM | Report abuse

I doubt you'll have your outdoor game. The storms may stop, but the damage to the fields has been done. I wouldn't be surprised if they cancel all indoor activities as well just to keep everyone off the streets.

Posted by: Anonymous | June 4, 2008 4:20 PM | Report abuse

VIRGINIA IS UNDER WATER MARYLAND IS IN RUINS DC IS PRETTY MUCH AS IT HAS ALWAYS BEEN I AM HEADING FOR THE HILLS

Posted by: RUN | June 4, 2008 4:29 PM | Report abuse

Nice to see trolls aren't selective as to what blogs they post on.

Posted by: WDC 21113 | June 4, 2008 4:34 PM | Report abuse

Stop being such a blog Nazi WDC 21113 or I will drill holes in your head

Posted by: sasquath | June 4, 2008 4:38 PM | Report abuse

A person was killed in Annandale when the tornado came thought there because some wires fell on the car.

Posted by: Michelle | June 4, 2008 4:40 PM | Report abuse

Lost power after front went through. Generac emergency generator keeps me online. BGE customers out currently 105K, mainly AA county.

Posted by: jmr1 | June 4, 2008 4:46 PM | Report abuse

Hey Sasquatch, I know you didn't originally post it, but see Tom's post at 4:17. You don't suppose that was Bob and Tim's place, do you? Or Pete's place?

Posted by: Scooter | June 4, 2008 4:49 PM | Report abuse

Godwin's Law reaches CWG . . . I always thought it would be in a post about snow...

Posted by: Anonymous | June 4, 2008 4:55 PM | Report abuse

Hey NYC in DC - Funny, your house just flew by my house and I'm in Tennessee...

Posted by: VA in DC | June 4, 2008 4:59 PM | Report abuse

If you mention extortion again I'll have you're legs broken

Posted by: Anonymous | June 4, 2008 5:00 PM | Report abuse

What was with the radar map during the Tornado Warning at 3:30? I couldn't get the close-up (when you enter the zip) to work at all, never would load. only got the regional which was not so helpful.

Posted by: Marty | June 4, 2008 5:38 PM | Report abuse

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