Storms Continue to Batter Area
Major impacts reported
*Tornado Watch remains in effect until 1 a.m.*
7:40 PM: A Tornado Warning is in effect for parts of Culpeper, Fauquier, Prince William, and Stafford counties until 8 p.m.
6:45 PM: Severe Thunderstorm Warnings have been issued for many parts of the metro area. Keep an eye on the radar as the area continues to see severe weather for the next few hours.
6:15 PM: A Tornado Warning has been issued for south of the metro area including the City of Fredericksburg and parts of Fauquier, Culpeper, Stafford, Orange and Spotslyvania counties until 6:45 p.m.
A Severe Thunderstorm Warning has been issued for the District of Columbia, Montgomery, Prince Georges and parts of Anne Arundel counties until 7 p.m.
The extremely intense line of thunderstorms that spawned tornadoes and produced damaging winds in many parts of the metro area is now headed across the Chesapeake Bay onto the Delmarva Peninsula. More showers and storms are possible later this evening but they should not be as severe -- although isolated severe weather cannot be ruled out, especially south of the metro area.
Please report the impacts where you live in the comment area and email photos. Here are some of the impacts that we've learned about....
*Over 200,000 power outages in Northern Virginia (Dominion Power)
*Over 100,000 outages reported by Pepco in DC and Maryland
*100,000+ BGE customers without power in Maryland.
*Many trees and power lines down throughout area
*Wind gust to 66 mph recorded at Andrews Air Force Base, 59 mph at National.
*National Weather Service: Tornado touchdowns in Falls Church (near Annandale Road) and Calvert County (Huntingtown). See National Weather Service storm reports (click on numbers at top, e.g. -1, -2, etc. -- reports come in sequentially)
*One fatality in Fairfax County
*Incredible photo of storm near Alexandria submitted by Capital Weather Gang visitor
Washington Post News Story: Severe Storms Rush Through Region, Killing One Person
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