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Tornado forming over Arlington Virginia Hospital Center

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A strong storm formed this afternoon over Virginia Hospital Center that appeared to be a tornado cloud with as many as three tails. It is late in the day, and the season for tornado activity. It appears that Arlington has dodged the bullet, but this storm cell is headed toward Washington DC and Maryland.

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There is a flash flood watch in effect, but as yet, no mention about the tornado appearing cloud formation that just passed this location.

“Flash Flood Watch in effect this afternoon through Friday.

Flash Flood Watch remains in effect through Friday afternoon.

The Flash Flood Watch continues for.

The following counties, in Maryland. Carroll, Frederick MD, Howard and Montgomery. The District of Columbia. In Northern Virginia, Arlington/falls Church/alexandria. Fairfax, Loudoun, Prince William/manassas/manassas Park and Stafford.

Through Friday afternoon.

Scattered showers then lines of thunderstorms, with periods of heavy rain, will continue to move east late this afternoon and continue through midday Friday. The heaviest rain will be late tonight into Friday morning. Rainfall amounts of 2 to 4 inches are expected, with locally higher amounts possible. This amount of rainfall has the potential to produce flash flooding. Especially in urban areas and along small rivers and streams.”

http://www.google.org/publicalerts/alert?aid=58ce2fdea1273d39&hl=en&gl=us&source=web

If you are an outdoor person, you are surely aware of the weather patterns this time of year and throughout the summer.

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