Severe Thunderstorm Warning issued September 26 at 6:50PM EDT expiring September 26 at 7:45PM EDT by NWS Baltimore MD/Washington DC

The National Weather Service (NWS) issued a severe thunderstorm warning for Howard, MD; Anne Arundel, MD; Baltimore, MD starting on 9/26/2018 3:50:00 PM. This event has already been observed and the event is categorized as ‘severe.’

The best action to take according to NWS is to take shelter during this event. Get indoors to protect yourself from wind and lightning. Trees around you may be downed from damaging winds, so if you are near large trees, move to an interior room on the lowest floor. Don’t drive underneath trees or in wooded areas until the threat has passed.

Map showing affected area for severe thunderstorm warning
Map showing affected area for severe thunderstorm warning

Here is the full alert from The National Weather Service

The National Weather Service in Sterling Virginia has issued a

  • Severe Thunderstorm Warning for:
    Anne Arundel County in central Maryland
    Eastern Howard County in central Maryland
    Southwestern Baltimore County in northern Maryland
  • Until 745 PM EDT.
  • At 649 PM EDT, severe thunderstorms were located along a line
    extending from Lochearn to near Laurel, moving southeast at 25 mph.

    HAZARD 60 mph wind gusts.

    SOURCE Radar indicated.

    IMPACT Damaging winds will cause some trees and large branches
    to fall. This could injure those outdoors, as well as
    damage homes and vehicles. Roadways may become blocked by
    downed trees. Localized power outages are possible.
    Unsecured light objects may become projectiles.

  • Locations impacted include:
    Baltimore, Columbia, Severn, Annapolis, Crofton, Elkridge, Riviera
    Beach, Mayo, Naval Academy, Baltimore-Washington Airport, Severn
    River, South River, Fort Smallwood State Park, Gibson Island,
    Bodkin Point, Sillery Bay, Millers Island, North Point State Park,
    Sparrows Point and Pinehurst.