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Posted at 6:10 PM ET, 05/29/2009

Storms Continue Rolling Through Region

By Jason Samenow

Hail, wind damage reported north and southeast of District

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Scattered thunderstorms have swept through the area this afternoon, some of which have been severe, particularly north of the District. Earlier storms knocked down trees and powerlines in both Montgomery (around Germantown and Poolesville) and Anne Arundel (north of Annapolis) counties, according to the National Weather Service. Hail, as large as 0.75" in diameter, was also reported in Anne Arundel county.

A second line of storms is now moving inside the beltway and will produce very heavy rains and gusty winds as it marches eastward through the District and then the eastern suburbs in the next hour. This line of storms will probably be less intense than the initial line north of the District and more intense south and southeast of the District. In Charles County, Md., hail between 0.75"-1.25" was reported around Port Tobacco and La Plata along with some downed tree branches.

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By Jason Samenow  | May 29, 2009; 6:10 PM ET
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Big thunderstorom with incredibly heavy rains. Our backyard looks like a river.

Posted by: david_in_stafford | May 29, 2009 4:59 PM | Report abuse

Make that a thunderstorm. I need spellcheck!

Posted by: david_in_stafford | May 29, 2009 5:00 PM | Report abuse

Monthly amounts up to 300% of average and climbing:
DC Region Rain Reign Remains

Posted by: CapitalClimate | May 29, 2009 5:39 PM | Report abuse

Centreville Western Fairfax County VA - Insanely heavy monsoon rain for past 45 minutes now beginning to slow down. Visibility while driving down to near zero in the worst of this. Some thunder & lightning....not much wind. 2 or 3 more inches of rain on already waterlogged yards and gardens. If you're east of this and it's moving towards your neighborhood don't try to drive in it unless you must.

Posted by: FIREDRAGON47 | May 29, 2009 5:49 PM | Report abuse


Thanks for the report. Heavy rain in NW DC now from same storm.

Posted by: Jason-CapitalWeatherGang | May 29, 2009 5:54 PM | Report abuse

Good thunder here in NWDC with substantial rain!!

Posted by: LaurainNWDC | May 29, 2009 6:10 PM | Report abuse

Heavy rain in Arlington with some thunder and lightning. I just advised my husband to sit it out a bit in his office in Dupont, rather than heading out for the metro. When do we expect this to move out of the region?

Posted by: dinergirl | May 29, 2009 6:10 PM | Report abuse


Should move out in the next 30-45 mins.

Posted by: Jason-CapitalWeatherGang | May 29, 2009 6:14 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: libing0755 | May 30, 2009 3:22 AM | Report abuse

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