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Posted at 6:45 PM ET, 06/ 9/2009

Severe Thunderstorms Begin Departing Region

By Ian Livingston

Large hail and damaging winds reported

* Severe T-Storm Warnings for far south (See Map Below) *
* Flash Flood Watch till 11 PM | Severe T-Storm Watch Expiring *
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* Power outage maps for Dominion Electric | Pepco | BG&E *

The line of severe thunderstorms is headed out of the area. Storms have a history of producing some damage, including hail near 0.75 inches in diameter (nickel size) and larger, as well as wind gusts that have knocked over trees and power lines in spots. Many spots have seen around .50" of new rain with a few locations reporting more. Not quite enough to cause widespread flooding problems in the immediate area, but be alert for standing water on roadways. The watch is being cancelled in D.C. and surrounds as lighter rain and some thunder linger behind the line.

By Ian Livingston  | June 9, 2009; 6:45 PM ET
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We're getting a similar storm to this morning...high winds, very heavy rain, and lots of cloud-to-ground lightning. No hail, however.

Posted by: david_in_stafford | June 9, 2009 6:16 PM | Report abuse

Got some nice shots of the edge of the storm over the Chesapeake Bay. Came through pretty fast.

Posted by: idiparker | June 9, 2009 6:39 PM | Report abuse

Another inch of rain today between the two storms......and it's still raining.

Posted by: david_in_stafford | June 9, 2009 6:58 PM | Report abuse

There is still some thunder and lightning here in Sterling, although the rainfall has been light since the main line came through.

The gust front came through at about 5:00; it was very refreshing after our hot, humid afternoon!

Posted by: Sterlingva | June 9, 2009 7:06 PM | Report abuse

The storm brought down a tree on the White House lawn.

No great loss...It turns out to have been an [invasive!!!] EUROPEAN linden planted in 1940. It will be ground up into mulch and can be replaced with a native tree such as an all-American basswood, the native cousin to the European linden. In Arlington County, we're planting more native trees and shrubs. With a few notable exceptions, such as the Tidal Basin cherries [originally a gift from the Japanese], we should be doing our landscaping with native non-invasive species. We have too many Bradford pears around, and they are weak-branched and tend to break up every time we get a big storm.

Posted by: Bombo47jea | June 9, 2009 7:35 PM | Report abuse

Still some rogue lighting going on in DC. Some of it has been very bright.

Posted by: LaurainNWDC | June 9, 2009 8:06 PM | Report abuse

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