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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC  
309 PM EDT TUE MAY 22 2018  
   
..SEVERE WEATHER SAFETY RULES
 
 
SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS ARE POSSIBLE THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING.  
RESIDENTS ACROSS SOUTHERN MARYLAND, AND CENTRAL AND NORTHERN  
VIRGINIA INCLUDING THE WASHINGTON DC METRO AREA SHOULD MONITOR  
THIS SITUATION VERY CLOSELY AND ENSURE YOUR NOAA WEATHER RADIOS  
ARE SET TO ALERT MODE. SEVERE WEATHER WARNINGS FOR IMMINENT  
DAMAGING STORMS MAY BECOME NECESSARY.  
 
HERE ARE SOME SAFETY RULES TO KEEP IN MIND WHEN SEVERE WEATHER IS  
EXPECTED OR IS OCCURRING. IF A WARNING IS ISSUED, SEEK SHELTER  
INDOORS IMMEDIATELY. A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM IS DEFINED AS PRODUCING  
QUARTER SIZE OR GREATER HAIL AND DAMAGING WIND GUSTS OF 58 MPH OR  
MORE.  
 
TORNADOES CAN FORM RAPIDLY FROM SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS. MONITOR  
LOCAL CONDITIONS CLOSELY AND BE READY TO TAKE QUICK ACTION TO SAVE  
YOUR LIFE.  
 
STAY TUNED TO NOAA WEATHER RADIO, COMMERCIAL RADIO, INFORMATION  
SOURCES FROM YOUR PHONE, OR TELEVISION FOR THE LATEST ON THIS  
POTENTIAL SEVERE WEATHER EVENT. ADDITIONAL WEATHER INFORMATION, CAN  
BE FOUND AT WEATHER.GOV/WASHINGTON OR WEATHER.GOV/BALTIMORE.  
 

 
 
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