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June 6, 2010

Tornado Watch posted for most of Maryland

NOAA/NWSWith a line of strong to severe thunderstorms crossing Maryland Sunday afternoon, the National Weather Service forecast office in Sterling, Va. has posted a tornado watch for almost the entire state, in effect until 8 p.m.:

"DAMAGING WIND GUSTS ARE THE MOST LIKELY THREAT. LARGE HAIL AND ISOLATED TORNADOES WILL ALSO BE POSSIBLE."

The only area in Maryland that is NOT in the Watch zone is Allegany County in the far western mountains. Shortly after 1 p.m. the regional radar showed a broken line of storms moving across the Appalachians.

The most intense portion of the weather front at 1:20 p.m. appeared to be headed for Montgomery, Howard, PG and Anne Arundel counties. A Severe Thunderstorm Warning was posted for western Montgomery. 

If you have a NOAA Weather Radio, now is the time to switch it on.

Posted by Frank Roylance at 1:11 PM | | Comments (0)
Categories: Tornadoes
        

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Frank Roylance is a reporter for The Baltimore Sun. He came to Baltimore from New Bedford, Mass. in 1980 to join the old Evening Sun. He moved to the morning Sun when the papers merged in 1992, and has spent most of his time since covering science, including astronomy and the weather. One of The Baltimore Sun's first online Web logs, the Weather Blog debuted in October 2004. In June 2006 Frank also began writing comments on local weather and stargazing for The Baltimore Sun's print Weather Page. Frank also answers readers’ weather queries for the newspaper and the blog. Frank Roylance retired in October 2011. Maryland Weather is now being updated by members of The Baltimore Sun staff
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