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Jefferson County HSEM
Saturday May 11th, 2024 :: 09:43 p.m. EDT

Alert

Severe Thunderstorm Warning until 10:15PM Saturday

SVRLWX The National Weather Service in Sterling Virginia has issued a

* Severe Thunderstorm Warning for... Washington County in north central Maryland... Northeastern Jefferson County in the Panhandle of West Virginia... Northeastern Morgan County in the Panhandle of West Virginia... Berkeley County in the Panhandle of West Virginia...

* Until 1015 PM EDT.

* At 942 PM EDT, severe thunderstorms were located along a line extending from 6 miles east of Hancock to 8 miles southeast of Berkeley Springs, moving southeast at 35 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... Hagerstown, Martinsburg, Charles Town, Shepherdstown, Municipal Stadium, Robinwood, Fountainhead-Orchard Hills, Ranson, Boonsboro, Smithsburg, Paramount-Long Meadow, Wilson-Conococheague, Williamsport, Mount Aetna, Mount Lena, San Mar, Harpers Ferry, Long Meadow, Kearneysville, and Saint James.

* AFFECTED AREAS: WASHINGTON, MD ... BERKELEY, WV ... JEFFERSON, WV ... MORGAN, WV

Instructions:

Remain alert for a possible tornado! Tornadoes can develop quickly from severe thunderstorms. If you spot a tornado go at once into the basement or small central room in a sturdy structure. For your protection move to an interior room on the lowest floor of a building.

Address/Location
Jefferson County HSEM
28 Industrial Blvd
Kearneysville, WV 25430

Contact
Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 304-728-3290

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Alert Details

Severity:
Severe - Significant threat to life or property
Urgency:
Immediate - Responsive action SHOULD be taken immediately
Certainty:
Observed - Determined to have occurred or to be ongoing
Category:
Meteorological (inc. flood)
Event:
Severe Thunderstorm Warning

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