BREAKING: Tornado WARNING issued for Washington County, Maryland, Morgan and Berkeley Counties, WV

UPDATES: A severe thunderstorm warning is in effect until10:15pm tonight for Northwestern Washington county in Maryland, Northeastern Morgan, northeastern Jefferson, and northwestern Berkeley Counties in West Virginia. This is addition to a Tornado Warning in these same areas, with this weather update lasting longer.

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.


11 May 2024- The National Weather Service in Sterling, Virginia, and Baltimore/DC have issued a Tornado Warning for Western Washington County in north central Maryland, Northeastern Morgan County in the Panhandle of West Virginia, and the Northwestern Berkeley County in the Panhandle of West Virginia.

This warning extends until 9:45pm. At 923 PM EDT, a severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado was located over Berkeley Springs, or near Hancock, moving east at 30 mph.

SOURCE…Radar indicated rotation.

For those in the direct path of a tornado touchdown, flying debris will be dangerous to those caught without shelter. Damage to roofs, siding, and windows may occur. Mobile homes may be damaged or destroyed. Tree damage is likely. This dangerous storm will be near Berkeley Springs around 930 PM EDT.

Other locations impacted by this tornadic thunderstorm include Johnsons Mill, Great Cacapon, Valley View, Berryville, Spohrs Crossroads, New Hope, Shady Grove, and Spruce Pine Hollow.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS

TAKE COVER NOW! Move to a basement or an interior room on the lowest floor of a sturdy building. Avoid windows. If you are outdoors, in a mobile home, or in a vehicle, move to the closest substantial shelter and protect yourself from flying debris.