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Thunderstorms Approach

July 12th, 2022 by WCBC Radio

The National Weather Service in Sterling Virginia has issued a

* Severe Thunderstorm Warning for…
  Western Allegany County in western Maryland…
  Garrett County in western Maryland…
  Northwestern Grant County in eastern West Virginia…
  Mineral County in eastern West Virginia…

* Until 330 PM EDT.

* At 224 PM EDT, severe thunderstorms were located along a line
  extending from near Grantsville to near Grafton, moving east at 45

  HAZARD…60 mph wind gusts and quarter size hail.

  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…
  Cumberland, Frostburg, Keyser, Mountain Lake Park, Oakland,
  Westernport, Bel Air, Bayard, Bittinger, La Vale, Lonaconing,
  Piedmont, Grantsville, Loch Lynn Heights, Deer Park, Accident, Elk
  Garden, Kitzmiller, Ridgeley and Cresaptown.


For your protection move to an interior room on the lowest floor of a

Large hail and damaging winds and continuous cloud to ground
lightning is occurring with these storms. Move indoors immediately.
Lightning is one of nature`s leading killers. Remember, if you can
hear thunder, you are close enough to be struck by lightning.