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.
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.