328  
WWUS81 KAKQ 172052  
SPSAKQ  
 
SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WAKEFIELD VA  
452 PM EDT TUE JUL 17 2018  
 
MDZ021-172130-  
DORCHESTER-  
452 PM EDT TUE JUL 17 2018  
   
..A LINE OF STRONG THUNDERSTORMS WILL AFFECT DORCHESTER COUNTY
 
 
AT 450 PM EDT, RADAR INDICATED STRONG THUNDERSTORMS WERE LOCATED  
ALONG A LINE EXTENDING FROM NEAR TILGHMAN ISLAND TO NEAR TAYLORS  
ISLAND TO 11 MILES EAST OF PATUXENT RIVER NAVAL AIR STATION. MOVEMENT  
WAS EAST AT 30 MPH.  
 
WIND GUSTS UP TO 50 MPH AND RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF 1 TO 2 INCHES ARE  
POSSIBLE WITH THESE STORMS.  
 
LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...  
CAMBRIDGE, HURLOCK, SECRETARY, UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND CENTER FOR  
ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES, EAST NEW MARKET, CHURCH CREEK, MADISON,  
ANDREWS, HOOPERSVILLE, HUDSON, CROCHERON, HONGA, WINGATE, LLOYDS,  
WOOLFORD, ELLIOTT, BUCKTOWN AND LINKWOOD.  
 
STRONG WIND GUSTS ARE POSSIBLE WITH THESE STORMS. THESE WIND GUSTS  
ARE CAPABLE OF KNOCKING DOWN TREE LIMBS...SMALL OR WEAKENED TREES...  
AND BLOWING AROUND TRASH CANS...POTTED PLANTS...LAWN FURNITURE AND  
OTHER LIGHT OUTDOOR OBJECTS.  
 
MOTORISTS SHOULD USE EXTRA CAUTION IN THE VICINITY OF THESE STORMS.  
BE PREPARED FOR RAPID CHANGES IN WEATHER AND ROAD CONDITIONS. HEAVY  
RAIN COULD CAUSE PONDING OF WATER ON ROADS...AND POSSIBLE MINOR  
FLOODING OF DITCHES AND POOR DRAINAGE AREAS.  
 
FREQUENT CLOUD TO GROUND LIGHTNING IS OCCURRING WITH THIS STORM.  
LIGHTNING CAN STRIKE MORE THAN 10 MILES AWAY FROM A THUNDERSTORM.  
SEEK A SAFE SHELTER INSIDE A BUILDING OR VEHICLE.  
 
LAT...LON 3870 7586 3826 7595 3837 7595 3830 7599  
3831 7606 3830 7606 3817 7604 3830 7611  
3829 7617 3829 7618 3825 7618 3839 7623  
3830 7621 3832 7623 3854 7625 3857 7631  
3863 7624 3857 7603  
TIME...MOT...LOC 2050Z 249DEG 25KT 3867 7630 3849 7624 3827 7622  
 

 
 
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