National Weather Service United States Department of Commerce

Hurricane Maria Forecast To Bring Impacts To East Coast

Hurricane Maria will approach the Mid-Atlantic coast early this week then finally shove eastward into the open Atlantic. Maria will likely not make landfall but will come close to portions of North Carolina midweek and could bring tropical storm force winds, locally heavy rain, storm surge, and very rough surf. Maria will create hazardous surf and rip currents for much of the East Coast this week. Read More >

Tornado Public Information Statement

 

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC
358 PM EDT FRI MAY 9 2008

...TORNADO CONFIRMED IN STAFFORD COUNTY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN STERLING VIRGINIA HAS DISPATCHED A
STORM SURVEY TEAM TO THE STAFFORD AND SPOTSYLVANIA COUNTY AREA TO
STUDY STORM DAMAGE THAT OCCURRED LAST NIGHT. THE SURVEY TEAM HAS
DETERMINED THAT A LOW END EF2 TORNADO STRUCK THE ENGLAND RUN NORTH
SUBDIVISION AT ABOUT 1055 PM LAST NIGHT. ENGLAND RUN MARKS THE END
OF THE TORNADO TRACK...WHICH WAS ABOUT 4 MILES LONG AND 150 YARDS
WIDE. ESTIMATED MAXIMUM WINDS ARE 120 MPH. THERE WERE NO
FATALITIES REPORTED.

IN ADDITION...THE SURVEY TEAM HAS DETERMINED THAT DAMAGE THAT
OCCURRED IN SPOTSYLVANIA COUNTY WAS DUE TO STRAIGHT LINE WINDS.
STRUCTURES AFFECTED INCLUDE A TOBACCO BARN...WHICH WAS
DEMOLISHED...AND 3 WAREHOUSES WHICH SUSTAINED DAMAGE. THE PATH
LENGTH WAS ABOUT 1 MILE LONG...STARTING IN SPOTSYLVANIA
COUNTY...AND CONTINUING INTO FREDERICKSBURG CITY. ESTIMATED WINDS
ARE 100 MPH.

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS ALSO RECEIVED INFORMATION ABOUT
STORM DAMAGE IN NELSON COUNTY VIRGINIA AND PRINCE GEORGES COUNTY
MARYLAND. WE WILL REVIEW THIS INFORMATION AND DISPATCH SURVEY
TEAMS IF WARRANTED. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION WILL BE RELEASED WHEN
AVAILABLE.

WE WOULD LIKE TO THANK LOCAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT OFFICIALS FOR
THEIR ASSISTANCE DURING THE STORMS AND IN THE FOLLOWUP EFFORT.

$$

HTS

 

Rainfall

 

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
SPOTTER REPORTS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC
846 AM EDT FRI MAY 9 2008

THE FOLLOWING ARE UNOFFICIAL OBSERVATIONS TAKEN DURING THE PAST 24 HOURS
FOR THE STORM THAT HAS BEEN AFFECTING OUR REGION.  APPRECIATION IS EXTENDED
TO HIGHWAY DEPARTMENTS...COOPERATIVE OBSERVERS...SKYWARN SPOTTERS
AND MEDIA FOR THESE REPORTS.  THIS SUMMARY IS ALSO AVAILABLE ON OUR
HOME PAGE AT WEATHER.GOV/BALTIMORE

********************STORM TOTAL RAINFALL********************

LOCATION          STORM TOTAL    TIME/DATE    COMMENTS
                     RAINFALL       OF
                     (INCHES)   MEASUREMENT


DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

...DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA...
   WASHINGTON            1.65   824 AM   5/9

MARYLAND

...ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY...
   MILLERSVILLE          2.28   733 AM   5/9

...BALTIMORE COUNTY...
   EDGEMERE              2.39   735 AM   5/9
   LUTHERVILLE           0.97   742 AM   5/9

...CHARLES COUNTY...
   INDIAN HEAD           2.43   825 AM   5/9

...CITY OF BALTIMORE...
   BALTIMORE             1.43   738 AM   5/9   ORIOLE PARK

...FREDERICK COUNTY...
   MONROVIA              0.55   753 AM   5/9
   FREDERICK             0.46   759 AM   5/9

...HARFORD COUNTY...
   BEL AIR               1.15   746 AM   5/9
   DARLINGTON            1.00   813 AM   5/9
   JOPPA                 0.92   744 AM   5/9

...HOWARD COUNTY...
   COLUMBIA              1.15   748 AM   5/9

...MONTGOMERY COUNTY...
   POTOMAC               1.36   725 AM   5/9

...PRINCE GEORGE`S COUNTY...
   FORT WASHINGTON       3.76   721 AM   5/9
   BOWIE                 3.15   729 AM   5/9
   UPPER MARLBORO        2.64   722 AM   5/9

VIRGINIA

...ALBEMARLE COUNTY...
   CHARLOTTESVILLE       2.61   636 AM   5/9

...ARLINGTON COUNTY...
   ARLINGTON             2.02   821 AM   5/9

...CITY OF ALEXANDRIA...
   ALEXANDRIA            3.08   818 AM   5/9
   ALEXANDRIA            2.25   700 AM   5/9

...CITY OF FALLS CHURCH...
   FALLS CHURCH          0.90   822 AM   5/9

...CITY OF FREDERICKSBURG...
   FREDERICKSBURG        1.50   830 AM   5/9

...CULPEPER COUNTY...
   CULPEPER              0.90   836 AM   5/9

...FAIRFAX COUNTY...
   FORT BELVOIR/DAV      2.86   642 AM   5/9
   OAKTON                1.83   644 AM   5/9

...FAUQUIER COUNTY...
   MARSHALL              3.25   615 AM   5/9
   WARRENTON             1.97   837 AM   5/9
   OPAL                  1.94   627 AM   5/9   NWS EMPLOYEE

...GREENE COUNTY...
   STANARDSVILLE         1.26   700 AM   5/9

...PRINCE WILLIAM COUNTY...
   DALE CITY             1.37   800 AM   5/9
   HAYMARKET             0.93   811 AM   5/9

...STAFFORD COUNTY...
   FALMOUTH              2.94   829 AM   5/9
   STAFFORD              1.85   827 AM   5/9

$$