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Severe Thunderstorm Watch In Effect for Area Until 9 P.M.

by RestonNow.com — August 18, 2017 at 3:00 pm 1 Comment

The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm watch for the entire region that will be in effect until 9 p.m. Friday.

According to the alert, isolated hail up to the size of a ping-pong ball is possible, as are scattered wind gusts up to 70 mph. In addition, frequent lighting is possible.

The watch extends from Virginia all the way up the East Coast to Connecticut.

Locally, the Washington Post’s Capital Weather Gang says they “expect that there will be a few severe thunderstorm warnings,” and to “anticipate scattered power outages from downed limbs.”

  • CE

    Thank god it’s not grapefruit sized.
    HAIL SIZE (in.)OBJECT ANALOG REPORTED.50Marble, moth ball.75Penny.88Nickel1.00Quarter1.25Half dollar1.50Walnut, ping pong1.75Golf ball2.00Hen egg2.50Tennis ball2.75Baseball3.00Tea cup4.00Softball4.50Grapefruit

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